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Lindex moves closer to 2020 targets with improved share of sustainable fibres

Published
Apr 20, 2017

Finnish fashion chain Lindex has released its 2016 Sustainability Report, revealing the progress it made over the year as it works towards offering fashion that is inspiring, affordable and made responsibly.


Last year Lindex launched the Even Better Denim collection, with styles made from post-consumer recycled cotton - Photo: Lindex


2016 was a year of progress for the label with more than 50% of all garments now made from more sustainable fibres. By 2020, Lindex expects this share to reach 80%.

Additionally, 91% of the company’s cotton came from more sustainable sources in 2016.

Lindex’ focus on decreasing its consumption of water, energy and chemicals was strengthened with the further development of the brand’s sustainable denim assortment. Titled Better Denim, the range is now 100% made from sustainable materials and using sustainable washing processes. The company also said almost 90% of the denim assortment is dyed with the cleanest indigo on the market, which is better for the environment and the people working in the production.

The improved production processes in Lindex’ supply chain resulted in water savings that equal the daily need for 13 million people.

The company hopes to be recognised as one of the most sustainable, open and trusted fashion companies in the industry. The business has more than 475 stores in 16 countries as well as online shops in the European Union and Norway.

Its owner Stockmann Group said Lindex made 633 million euros in revenue in 2016, down 2.9% on the previous year. 

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