Business Wire (June 18, 2018): GUESS is proud to partner with I:CO®, short for I:Collect, a global solutions provider and innovator for the collection, certified sorting, reuse and recycling of used apparel and footwear, to launch a wardrobe recycling program. The program, RESOURCED, launches in California on June 18, 2018, expanding to all North America by the end of 2018 and globally by 2020.
GUESS has partnered with I:CO to reduce textile waste and help create a circular fashion system where unwanted clothing and shoes can be reprocessed and used over and over again in a continuous closed loop production cycle. Through I:CO’s innovative retail take-back system and worldwide infrastructure, wearable items get a new life as secondhand goods. Unwearable items are resourced into new products like cleaning cloths or recycled into fibers for products such as insulation and new textiles. Reusing and recycling saves resources and allows valuable raw materials to be reprocessed, ultimately helping to protect our environment.
For more information, visit shop.guess.com.en/Resourced
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Business Wire (April 18, 2018): GUESS, the global lifestyle brand famous for its iconic ad campaigns and trend setting denim, is proud to partner with The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), an organization that works with cotton farmers, helping them to use water efficiently and care for the environment, as well as promote higher standards of work, during cotton production.
“It is important that we take the proper steps to source more sustainable cotton in the GUESS supply chain, which is why we have joined The Better Cotton Initiative. GUESS is excited to join BCI and the overall industry movement to improve the standards for global cotton production, and have that reflected in the cotton we source at GUESS,” said Victor Herrero, Chief Executive Officer of GUESS?, Inc.
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April 6, 2018 – In partnership with Planet Water Foundation, GUESS funded an AquaTower system to provide clean water to 250 students at a primary school in Juncos, Puerto Rico. The AquaTower now provides the students, staff, their families and community with a reliable, high-quality water source, which has the capacity to clean and store enough water for 1,000 people per day.
To learn more, visit the GUESS Journal.
Reuters (February 27, 2018): Fashion retailer Guess?, Inc. is adopting a policy to trace the sources of its wood-based fabrics, joining an array of fashion companies aiming to rid their supply chains of products from endangered forests, the company and activists said.
The new Guess policy seeks to trace the origins of its viscose, rayon and modal fibers in a bid to battle deforestation and protect the rights of people living in at-risk forests, Chief Executive Victor Herrero said in a statement.
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The Guess Responsible Sourcing Policy on Cellulosic Fabrics is available online here.
PR Newswire (September 21, 2017): GUESS, a global lifestyle fashion brand, is proud to release its second sustainability report. The report highlights GUESS’s development towards a higher standard for social and environmental performance.
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As part of our continued commitment to education and our local community, GUESS has partnered with the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising (FIDM) to offer a class on sustainability and fashion. The class covers the lifecycle of a garment from textile sourcing and tracing, green garment design and manufacturing to post-consumer care, and is open to select FIDM students and GUESS employees at no cost. This is a pilot project happening in Summer 2016.