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Sourcing of materials

Just Brands believes that quality has acquired a new meaning in the world of textiles. Raw materials are the basis of our products, and thus the basis of our quality. The Just Brands Material Policy includes the requirements and restrictions we have set for ethical sourcing of raw materials. This also includes animal welfare. Our suppliers are expected to familiarize themselves with the policy and our standards and operate accordingly. Read more about the details of the policy below.

Just Brands joined the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in October 2016, a not-for-profit organization focusing on the global standards for cotton. Together with other global fashion retailers, Just Brands invests in sustainable cotton production and the education of farmers, to improve the production of cotton over the long term. 80% of our collections are made of cotton, which means this is an important focus area for improvement.

  • In 2020 Just Brands is committed to have 50% of all collections made of more sustainable fabrics. The growth of 2015 and 2016 is verified by Made-By and they will monitor the result for the future years to come.
  • To improve the standards of cotton production, we became a member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in 2016. We have set clear goals on how we want contribute to sustainable cotton.
  • Since 2017 we have a signed agreement with all our suppliers on the Materials Policy. This includes agreements on fur, angora, cotton, leather and other materials.
  • Since 2017, 100% of our wash & care labels are made of recycled polyester. This applies on all of our brands; PME Legend, Vanguard and Cast Iron.

This content is updated in January 2018. Just Brands sees the growth and extension of above results as an ongoing process. Each year, there will be an updated result published on the company website.

Better Cotton Initiative

“The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a not-for-profit organisation stewarding the global standards for Better Cotton, and bringing together cotton’s complex supply chain, from the farmers to the retailers.” Every kilo of BCI cotton bought by Just Brands is released and used somewhere in the global market. The strength of this concept is that companies worldwide unite to improve cotton. Read more about the collaboration with BCI and what makes their cotton sustainable.


Just Brands is rated by Made-By on the use of sustainable materials. "Just Brands has a clear product strategy, including a commitment and detailed plan to reduce its impact. The brand uses more sustainable materials and has implemented a system to collect identify material compositions and has provided certificates to verify this use". View the completed Mode Tracker scorecard and find out more on their benchmark.

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Just Brands does not accept

  • real fur

  • cotton from Uzbekistan

  • down or feathers
    from live-plucked birds

  • sandblasting

Would you like to know more of the materials which are used in our products?

The Materials Policy includes Just Brands’ requirements and restrictions for ethical sourcing of raw materials like fur, down and cotton, as well as our position on animal welfare. Our suppliers are expected to familiarize themselves with the policy and operate accordingly. Download the Restricted Substances List (REACH) for more details on our restrictions for the use of chemicals.

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Our manufacturing map

Would you like to know where our products are made? We have created a map to give insight in the location of our partners. Find out more about their specialisation and which parts of our collection they produce.

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New Materials in 2018

“In 2020 Just Brands is committed to have 50% of all collections made of more sustainable fabrics." This goal applies on the collections of our three brands: PME Legend, Vanguard and Cast Iron. For the collections of 2018 we are already working with more sustainable fabrics such as recycled polyester, linen, Tencel and Dupont Sustans fiber. These fabrics are used throughout the collection, in jackets, jeans and shirts. The information and details of these fabrics is available for customers on hang tags, attached to the products. Tencel will be used in the new hero jeans in the fall/winter collection of PME Legend. Read more about the environmental benchmark for fibers.

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manufacturing jeans

In 2017 and 2018 a part of the Just Brands jeans collection is produced with Candiani Denim. This Italian company produces sustainable denim fabrics by saving on water, energy and waist in the production process. They work with sustainable materials, such as organic and recycled cotton and they develop new, ecological washing and dying techniques. Just Brands is determined to keep collaborating with these kind of partners for the future, to reduce the environmental impact. Candiani Denim will become a partner in denim for the upcoming years to come. Read more about Candiani Denim on their website.

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