Guess?, Inc. launches eco collection for spring 2019

by Textile Quotient News Desk
24 Mar 2019

GUESS has introduced GUESS Eco, for spring 2019, a 12-piece capsule collection for men and women made with environmentally conscious materials and manufacturing processes. Produced in collaboration with GUESS Europe, the global brand aims to make GUESS Eco a globally available, ongoing collection worldwide with a larger GUESS Eco collection launching Fall 2019

The women’s GUESS Eco collection has introduced GUESS Eco, for spring 2019, a 12-piece capsule collection for men and women made with environmentally conscious materials and manufacturing processes. Produced in collaboration with GUESS Europe, the global brand aims to make GUEncludes a range of denim jeans, a trucker jacket, 100% Organic cotton logo and graphic t-shirts and a 100% Organic cotton logo bodysuit. For men, slim tapered denim jeans in a medium & light wash are outfitted with a selection of 100% Organic cotton logo and button-down shirts to complete the look. The denim offered in the GUESS Eco collection is made with advanced technology that uses, on average, approximately 30% less water per garment and reduces chemical use throughout production.

Produced by Candiani, one of the world’s greenest denim mills, GUESS Eco denim fabric is created by using a pre-reduced indigo dye that reduces chemical use and lowers overall environmental impact throughout the product manufacturing process. Using reusable stones to distress the denim reduces waste created during production, while pocket linings made with 30% recycled content further reduces waste and diverts plastic bottles from landfill.

“With our first global GUESS Eco collection and larger sustainability program, we make a promise to a better future through innovation. By offering high quality product designed with the environment in mind, our consumers can feel good knowing that we are a global brand that cares for our world for generations to come.” Carlos Alberini, CEO of GUESS?, Inc.

The company will promote the GUESS Eco collection in nearly 100 GUESS stores in North America through in-store signage, email marketing, and social media posts. For a limited time online and in select stores, GUESS will offer a reusable tote bag with qualifying GUESS Eco purchases.

In addition to launching GUESS Eco for World Water Day 2019, GUESS is also sponsoring a clean water giveaway in partnership with PackYourBack.org and Little Miss Flint for families in Flint, Michigan. GUESS has also supported access to clean water for communities in India and Puerto Rico, with a resulting impact of reaching an estimated 2,000 people through its philanthropic efforts for increasing access to clean water.

After learning that one pair of denim jeans can use over 700 gallons of water throughout its life, as calculated by the GUESS denim water footprint published in its FY16-17 Sustainability Report, the company is prioritizing water in its sustainability efforts.  It is seeking the lifecycle of denim – from cotton sourcing to denim production to customer care. The company is also working to increase sourcing of more sustainable cotton and has recently updated its denim product care guide for customers.

As of February 2, 2019, the Company directly operated 1,161 retail stores in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Company’s licensees and distributors operated 558 additional retail stores worldwide. As of February 2, 2019, the Company and its licensees and distributors operated in approximately 100 countries worldwide. The company is actively pursuing company-wide goals for eco materials sourcing and water saving technology adoption in denim, which it will further detail in its next sustainability report to be published summer 2019.

Source: Guess? Inc. Headquarters- Los Angeles, California, United States

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