One year after the launch of its Voltaire programme in September 2021, Zadig&Voltaire is continuing to work on its global sustainable development approach in order to reach the objectives the brand has set for itself for 2025.
By sharing this second review, Zadig&Voltaire hopes to make its work more legible. It was with this in mind that the brand launched its own personal label, “Made in VoltAIRe Respect”. In keeping with the VoltAIRe programme, the “Made in VoltAIRe Respect” label promotes the results of the work Zadig&Voltaire has carried out by highlighting the products in question.
In addition to the target fixed for 2025 to guarantee that 100% of our raw materials are certified as coming from sustainable channels, Zadig&Voltaire wanted to go on step further and create a certification process for its products. This initiative allows the brand to offer its customers a large number of products made using materials and manufacturing processes that are certified in accordance with the most recognised environmental standards, a list of which is set out below.
The “Made In VoltAIRe Respect” products are the fruit of this approach and respect very strict specifications. The latter notably include:
All finished products certified in accordance with recognised standards
Any product made from leather sourced from LWG-certified tanneries
Any product made from at least 90% materials certified in accordance with recognised standards
Any jewellery made from at least 80% recycled metal
By mobilising our teams and various partners, Zadig&Voltaire obtained the following certifications:
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and OCS (Organic Content Standard) which guarantee that fibres and/or textiles are organic.
RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) which guarantees the welfare of the animals producing wool, respect for grazing land and traceability of wool throughout the entire value chain.
GRS (Global Recycled Content) which guarantees the presence and amount of recycled material used in products, environmental and chemical management and the traceability of recycled materials.
In parallel to these certifications, Zadig&Voltaire is also:
A member of the Good Cashmere Standard which develops a more sustainable cashmere industry by improving the conditions of farmers, the welfare of animals and farming practices.
A member of the Leather Working Group (LWG) which has developed a programme of audits to certify leather production sites based on their environmental performance level.
The mobilisation of teams and efforts of our partners have already allowed us to make significant progress with the Autumn/Winter 2022 collection.
· 90% of the cotton jersey collection is made from organically-grown fibres. 60% of this cotton jersey collection is made from materials certified as manufactured in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or Organic Content Standard (OCS).
· 100% of cashmere knits are now Good Cashmere Standard (GCS) certified.
· 97% of merino wool knits are Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) certified.
· 100% of the leather used for the ready-to-wear collection and 97% of the leather used for the accessories collection comes from Leather Working Group (LWG) certified tanneries.
· 100% of the viscose used by Zadig&Voltaire is made from fibres certified as coming from sustainably-managed forests.
The Made In VoltAIRe Respect mention has been added to the care label for concerned textile products and appears on the corresponding product pages on the brand’s E-shop to allow them to be identified.
Already working hard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, Zadig&Voltaire’s next #workinprogress will detail all of the actions taken at our own level to limit our environmental impact.