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.

Is KAMPOS B Corp Certified?

Yes. Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies verified by B Lab to meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Please click here to read more.

When was KAMPOS B Corp Certified?

In November 2021, KAMPOS joined the B Corp community of B Lab Europe and officially became B Corp certified. The minimum required score to be B Corp certified is 80 and KAMPOS received an outstanding score of 158.8. It is the highest score ever received by a brand in the B Corp community of B Lab Switzerland. To find out more about our score, please click here.

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.

What is KAMPOS’ rate on Good On You?

KAMPOS has been rated the highest possible ranking ‘Great’ by the Good On You brand rating system for sustainable fashion. Good on You is the world’s leading source for fashion brand sustainability rankings which assess a brand’s impact on people, planet and animals. Please click here to read more.

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.

How frequently do you conduct supply chain audits?

We conduct planned and unplanned supply chain audits. We believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that ethical standards and best sustainable practices are adhered to at all times. This involves ensuring the right production processes and quality assurance steps are being respected. We organize quarterly supply chain audits with each supplier and every quarter, we plan 1 to 3 unplanned visits.

How do you tack results of your supply chain audits?

We want to push boundaries and challenge the status quo. We work closely with all our suppliers to improve results on a yearly basis. Together, we re-think the source of materials and the current production methods.

For each supplier, we set targets. During our annual meeting, we review and report results about key components including carbon footprint, water consumption and pollution and waste. In 2021, we reported that the use of recycled materials (80% of our total production) helped us reduce negative impacts on the environmental from waste to carbon footprint and land use.

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 7 suppliers, all based in Italy: Aquarelle, Creazioni Digitali, 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. All the products are 100% Made in Italy. Read more about our suppliers here.

Do your suppliers recycle their water?

Three of our main suppliers introduced wastewater treatment plant in order to reduce the consumption of water. Aquarelle recycles and reuses the 35% of the wastewater. Creazioni Digitali has presented an exceptional innovation: GreenDrop, a digital pigment printing on all types of fabrics. This technology has a better environmental impact since the use of water is reduced to a minimum as the classic treatments of steaming and washing the fabric are no longer necessary. The Canepa 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).

How do you make your dyeing process sustainable?

We work with the top natural and synthetic dyes available in Italy. We require from our suppliers to prioritize innovative and sustainable dyeing techniques that reduce our footprint as much as possible. They use certified and recognized processes such as STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and follow strict protocols such as ZERO DISCHARGE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS (ZDHC) protocol.

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 achieved the well-known B Corp Certification and the prestigious Butterfly Mark. Also, KAMPOS was rated with the highest possible ranking by the Good on You brand rating system for sustainable fashion.