Molo is on an exciting, sustainable journey, where we’re challenging ourselves to opt for the best and most responsible choices across our entire company. We want to establish an environment of high transparency around the initiatives that we are working on, and we want to bring our customers along on this ride.

 

Below, you will find an overview where we constantly update the information about our sustainable plans, projects, commitments and goals for the future. If you have any questions or comments about our goals, please contact us at: molo@molo.com 

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At Molo, we’re working toward the following goals: 

 

Fabrics and materials

 

Natural fibres: In 2023, 100% of our cotton qualities must come from either GOTS* certified cotton or OCS* certified cotton. For a company like Molo, this means a great deal since cotton qualities comprise 85% of our key collections.

 

Goal for natural fibres in 2023

 

  

Synthetic fibres – sportswear and swimwear: In 2023, 90% of all synthetic fibres used in our sportswear and swimwear collections must come from either recycled polyester or polyamide. 

 

Goal for synthetic fibres in sportswear and swimwear in 2023:

 

 

 

Synthetic fibres – outerwear: Designing and creating a sustainable piece of outerwear is a more complicated process because there are many different elements involved in the design, including the outer fabric, insulation and lining, and there are often many different variations of each component. Our goal is that in 2023, 60% of all synthetic fibres used in our outerwear come from certified recycled materials.

 

Goal for synthetic fibres in outerwear in 2023

  

 

Circularity

We are in the process of further developing Molo’s programme for the use of recycled textiles. We are already using recycled polyester and nylon with great success in a large part of Molo’s outerwear, accessories and denim collections. Our long-term goal is also to eliminate the use of new synthetic materials and only use recycled synthetic fibres. Recycled synthetic fibres have a smaller environmental impact and reduce the amount of plastic bottles, fishing nets and other types of waste that could end up as floating plastic islands in the world’s oceans. The circularity programme will also use natural, recycled fibres like different wool and cotton qualities.

 

Higg Index

In 2021, we are starting our work with the Higg index, a new tool for the textile industry that can be used to measure a company’s CO2 footprint. We are looking forward to measuring our carbon footprint after the addition of our new materials so we can see which areas we still need to focus on to reduce it. The HIGG index will also give us a clear picture of our suppliers’ carbon footprints, which lets us, in cooperation with them, develop sustainable production methods. Read more about the HIGG index HERE

 

More production in Europe

We want to focus on moving more of our production closer to home; that’s why we are currently working on developing our denim programme, accessories and knit programme in factories in Europe. This creates a more sustainable production of our products by scaling back on transportation.

 

Certification

We want to expand our work with certifications and the standardisation of materials. Molo is already GOTS*-certified, OCS*-certified, and we use suppliers that follow GRS-standards and use LENZING™ ECOVERO™. In addition to working with suppliers that follow GRS standards, we are also working as a brand to become GRS-certified by 2023 at the latest. We are taking these actions to inspire trust in our customers so they can be assured that their product lives up to what Molo promises.

 

 


*Certified by Ecocert Greenlife, certification no. 197496.