Sustainability Rating

Sustainability rating

Rated: 4 out of 6

Value Chain Knitwear

Company Sustainability

Community

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Company Info

Brand Name b&t Paris
Country France
Company size Start up
Category evaluated Knitwear
Category Knitwear
Established in: 2016
Website https://bt-paris.com/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bt_paris/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bandtparis/
Next Sustainable Goals and SBP challenge

Recognized by the United Nations as a project to accelerate the implementation of sustainable actions in the fashion industry, Sustainable Brand Platform has committed to tracking future goals pursued by brand.

2
Total goals
31/3/23
Next check date
0
Goals achieved
2
Goals to achieve
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Main Goal pursued based on SDGs

INNOVATION, TRACEABILITY & TRANSPARENCY
gender equality
innovation and infrastructure
reduced inequalities
sustainable cities and communities
responsible consumption
climate action

Sustainability info

b&t Paris is a French knitwear brand, which focuses on timeless design with the use of natural yarns exclusively for being biodegradable.

The brand is based on slow fashion approach. Its collections are timeless thanks to its classic designs, seasonless and genderless.

b&t Paris is very focus on fighting the overproduction and this is the reason why it works hard and pays attention to the all aspects of circularity process. 


Value Chain

b&t Paris has been using a circular approach since the collection development. Indeed the brand uses deadstock materials to make prototypes to calm down over consumption of new materials. 70% of the samples b&t Paris developped are then manufactured.

The development and production are all made in Italy. Its Italian producers use only old cashmere clothes that are collected, sorted, crushed, spin to a new yarn. As said, all these steps are made in Italy, specifically in Tuscany region (Prato district) as well as the knitting phase.

About the dyeing process, a very sensitive phase in the environment production impact, it is compliant with the European norm REACH.

The brand understood perfectly the importance of visiting its suppliers in order to create a strong partnership. Going on site means both understand the issue of its own suppliers, work together to improve the work flow and check the working environment, between safety conditions, minimum wages and the health regulations especially nowadays with the covid-19. 

If the raw materials sourced, collection development and production are all concentrated in Italy, the packaging is sourced in UK.

All items are composed of recycled and compostable materials. It is very interesting the solution the brand has adopted to the plastic crisis: b&t Paris uses a technology developed by Aquapark: this cover bag it is not only biodegradable, water-soluble but breaks down harmlessly to non-toxic biomass in soil and sea.The ink used is also non-toxic and food-safe, so there are no nasty chemicals produced as the bag breaks down.

The last step of the industrial supply chain, the logistics, is based in France where there is also the headquarter of the company.


Company Sustainability

About the inclusivity approach it is good to know, even if the team is still small, the top management of the brand is composed by more than 40% of women. 

Regarding the employee benefits the brand allows remote working to the all team to help people handling their balance between private and work life.


Community

b&t Paris supported for a long period international association. Then, in the last year and a half, the brand prefered to change its charity actions and focus its effort acting locally. Indeed the brand makes donations to "Emmaus" and to Church Collect Center giving old clothes in good conditions for poor children. 


Customer Care

b&t Paris really undestands the importance of customer care activity to last longer its products in line with the slow fashion approach embraced by the brand. That's why provides to its customers all the information needed to take care of its garments through its social networks, emails, website.

The brand also proposes a service to collect old clothes from end consumers in exchange of a discount coupon to be used on its e-commerce. 


Certifications

Raw Materials reach printed with soy sink RePet GRS - Global Recycled Standard fur free peta approved
Production T&F - Traceability and Fashion iso 9001 SA 8000
Packaging FSC 100% OK compost GRS FSC
Logistics ISO9001 ISO 14001

Blockchain

Last blockchain update 07 March 2021

Supply Chain Track


Raw Materials 1 Production 2 Packaging 3 Logistics 4
Made in Italy Made in Italy Made in UK Made in France
1 100% of the collection Made in Italy.
2 100% of the collection Made in Italy.
3 80% of the collection Made in UK. 20% of the collection Made in France.
4 100% of the collection Made in France.

Questions & Answers

1 What does sustainable fashion mean to you?
- Durability
- Minimal use of chemical elements
- Fair worker conditions
2 What would you like your target audience's priorities to be?
- Quality/Design
- Comfort
- Brand identity
- Sustainability
- Price
3 Is your communication correctly inspired by your degree of sustainability? What should you do to improve that?
As a small and young brand/company, we can definitely improve our communication. But we do fashion first, before doing 'sustainable fashion'. We expect our customers buy and keep buying our knitwear for its quality, finishing, comfort and long lasting as much as for its low impact in terms of energy and environment.
Next Sustainable Goals and SBP challenge

Recognized by the United Nations as a project to accelerate the implementation of sustainable actions in the fashion industry, Sustainable Brand Platform has committed to tracking future goals pursued by brand.

2
Total
goals
31/3/23
Next check date
0
Goals achieved
2
Goals to achieve
Read more

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