FAQs - Sustainability

What are your sustainable actions?

Sustainability is at the essence of our brand and our sustainable actions include:

- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 14: we are committed to UN Sustainable Development Goal 14, Life Below Water and actively live this commitment as an official partner of One Ocean Foundation, a non-profit organisation, whose aim is to accelerate solutions to ocean issues globally. We have a donation programme with the foundation to actively support the preservation of the marine environment.

- CONSCIOUS DESIGN & RESPONSIBLE SOURCING: through our design process, we strive to raise awareness of over fishing and marine pollution and offers consumers clothing that is made of recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets or sustainable and organic fabrics.

- RECYCLABLE PACKING: we do not use single use plastics anywhere in our packaging. Our packaging and marketing materials are 100% FSC/PEFC certified and 100% recyclable.

What is the Butterfly Mark accreditation?

At the end of August 2020, KAMPOS officially joined the Positive Luxury brand community and earn the influential Butterfly Mark accreditation. The Trust Mark identifies the luxury brands that meet the highest standards of verified innovation and environmental performance, offering transparency at the point of sale and equipping consumers to make more informed purchasing decisions. To find out more, please CLICK HERE.

What are KAMPOS’ positive sustainable actions awarded by the Butterfly Mark Accreditation?

From our community investment to our social and environment commitments, discover our unique positive actions CLICK HERE.

How do you guarantee an ethical and sustainable approach from your suppliers?

We have set strict guidelines and principles with all our suppliers as outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct. Our suppliers must agree to our Supplier Code of Conduct to work with us. All our partners commit to comply with all quality, health and environmental regulations and minimise or/and eliminate negative impacts on the environment. They guarantee the production of climate-friendly products with regulated manufacturing processes that minimise textile waste and reduce power consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Do you test your products on animals?

Absolutely not. We refuse to harm animals in the manufacturing or testing process of our products.

What is your position with materials which derive from animals?

We are extremely sensitive to animal welfare. We only purchase materials from the most highly regarded suppliers who can guarantee full traceability and certifications. We have developed an animal welfare policy and our suppliers must adhere to it. Our animal welfare policy is described in our Supplier Code of Conduct.

What do you do to encourage recycling?

Recycling is extremely important to us. All our products are recyclable after use. Thanks to KAMPOS Reef program consumers can return used KAMPOS products which will be fully recycled. Find out more about the KAMPOS Reef program here.

Who are your suppliers?

We work with 5 suppliers, all based in Italy: Canepa, Danor, Giovanna Locatelli, Premi Spa and Cintelli and Galluzzo. They are small to medium-sized businesses, which guarantee full transparency, traceability, quality, and respect towards humans and the environment. They ensure fair wages for all workers and comply with the applicable national wage laws. 

Our main supplier, Canepa, produces 90% of our products. The company has become the first textile company in the world to sign up to the Greenpeace Detox campaign for a transparent fashion supply chain, free of toxic substances. The company is certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a voluntary product standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in a final product. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content, and labeling. The company is audited by Bureau Veritas on a yearly basis. 

Read more about our suppliers here.

Where are your products manufactured?

All our products are 100% Made in Italy. 

Do your suppliers recycle their water?

Our main supplier, Canepa, produces 90% of our products. The company has created the ‘SAVEtheWATER® - Kitotex®’ patent, which – using non-toxic, biocompatible and biodegradable natural materials, obtained from chitinous matter found in the exoskeletons of arthropods – allows the reduction of water and energy consumption by 95% and enables the significant elimination of pollutants (CNR Biella certification). 

The SAVEtheWATER® – Kitotex® method involves washing at 30-40 degrees without the use of chemical agents, drastically reducing the consumption of water and energy. The duration of loading and dyeing is four hours compared to seven using the prior art, the use of water per kilogram of fabric is 85 litres compared to 131 litres and the number of water cycles is six versus nine. Overall, this innovative process allows a water and energy savings equal to 40% with a consequent 40% reduction of CO2 emissions. 

Read more about the SAVEtheWATER® project here.

What certifications does KAMPOS hold?

We use fabrics that comply with high standards of quality while respecting our environment. Fabrics are certified by Carvico and Jersey Lomellina, Eusebio and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). We also use recognized sustainable processes with Newlife™ and ECONYL® regenerated nylon to produce our collections.

KAMPOS is also accredited by the prestigious Butterfly Mark for all its positive actions from community investment to environmental and social impacts and innovative approaches.