// Boohoo launches new Recycled Collection range that uses 95% recycled polyester and 5% elastane
// Follows Boohoo recently introducing changes to the way it works with its suppliers
// The launch of the collection comes with a Ready For The Future pledge
Boohoo has launched a new clothing range that uses material made from recycled plastic as it pushes on with its sustainability commitments.
Known as the Recycled Collection, the range sees Boohoo work with a UK-based supplier to create items that use 95 per cent recycled polyester and five per cent elastane, which is made from plastic that could have otherwise gone to landfills.
The range features seam dresses and slinky bodysuits, with a colour palette ranging from neutral browns and beiges as well as pink, baby blue and bottle green.
Boohoo said the range’s neck labels, swing tags and packaging are also additionally made from recycled materials.
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The launch of the Recycled Collection comes after parent company Boohoo Group recently published details of its UK manufacturers and introduced changes to the way it works with its suppliers.
The launch of the collection also came with a Ready For The Future pledge, which includes four commitments:
- Clothes made smarter – by 2025, all of Boohoo’s polyester and cotton will be recycled or more sustainable
- Textile waste improved – building on the work it has done done to divert textile waste in Boohoo’s own operations from landfill, the retailer said it would extend this to its UK supply chain. It is also looking at developing different ways for customers to recycle their garments and investigate resale platforms.
- Packaging made smarter – Boohoo said despatch bags now contain over 80 per cent of recycled plastic and is making further progress on making all types of packaging sustainable.
- Communicating progress – Boohoo said it was committed to being transparent about its goals and would share them regularly to investors and stakeholders.
It comes after Boohoo was last year dogged by a supply chain scandal regarding labour abuses and poor working conditions at its Leicester factories, while also being in the spotlight for not doing enough to combat the negative environmental impact of fast fashion.
Boohoo Group recently said it has made progress in its Agenda for Change programme to improve its corporate governance, and it is also considering linking senior executive bonuses to the company’s environmental, social and governance improvements.