Ellesse is a British fashion retailer and multinational clothing-retail company that creates sports clothing, footwear, and accessories for women and men.

The British investment company, Pentland Group, owns Ellesse and many other brands, like JD Sports, Speedo, Endura, Berghaus, Mitre, Red or Dead, SeaVees, and more.

Ellesse is a sports fashion brand that encourages self-expression. It aims to inspire the emerging generation of globally-minded consumers through a connection to the universal culture of sport and fashion.

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Sustainability Rating: 4/10

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Category: Clothing, accessories, shoes, bags

For: Women, men

Type: Basics, knitwear, activewear, outerwear, loungewear, swimwear, underwear, sandals, sneakers

Style: Casual

Quality: Medium

Price: $$

Sizes: XS-2XL, 6-18 (US), 8-20 (UK), 38-48 (EU), 8-20 (AU)

Fabrics: Cotton, viscose, polyester, nylon, spandex, silicone, neoprene, polyurethane, rubber, wool, leather

100% Organic: No

100% Vegan: No

Ethical & Fair: Yes

Recycling: Yes

Producing countries: Belgium, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, Vietnam

Certifications: BCI, FSC, SMETA, BSCI, SA8000

Sustainability Practices

Ellesse takes wide-ranging measures toward sustainability to improve its products' social and environmental impact. It focuses on bringing communities together and supporting causes that matter to consumers.

Ellesse recognizes the role businesses play in meaningfully reducing inequalities and tackling climate change. It runs positive business activities to help people and the planet through sustainability initiatives and charitable actions.

Ellesse uses a tiny proportion of organic fabrics such as organic cotton. It also uses recycled materials such as recycled polyester and regenerated nylon.

Most of the fabrics it uses are either natural without relevant certifications, such as regular cotton, or synthetic petroleum-based fibers such as polyester, nylon, and more.

Ellesse publishes a list of all its manufacturers and some processing facilities on its corporate website, pentlandbrands.com. It works with production partners committed to building a fair, ethical, and transparent supply chain.

Ellesse manufactures its clothes in many East Asian countries where human rights and labor law violations still happen every day.

The clothing retailer does show some labor certification standards that could ensure good working conditions, decent living wages, health, safety, and other human rights for workers in its supply chain.

Ellesse has a code of conduct that applies to all its suppliers and subcontractors based on the regulations set by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Ellesse assesses compliance with its Code of Conduct through informal visits or third-party audits with or without notice carried out by independent auditing bodies of international standing.

Ellesse doesn't use exotic animal skin, hair, fur, or angora. But it uses leather and wool to manufacture many of its clothing pieces.

These animal-derived materials are cruel and unethical. They also harm the environment by producing greenhouse gases and waste. More sustainable alternatives exist.

Sustainability Goals

Ellesse has committed to reducing the environmental impact of its products. It will achieve net zero by 2032 through science-based carbon emission reductions and off-setting initiatives.

Ellesse plans to produce 100% of its packaging with more sustainable materials by 2024. It will increase recycled contents across all plastics used and minimize the amount of material used.

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