SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable hosiery since 1934

We approach sustainability holistically: as sustainability is one of our cornerstones, whether it is about taking care of personnel, reducing the environmental impact, ethical sourcing, or safe products. We recognize that there are no quick wins or easy solutions to solve all the current sustainability challenges, but we are 100% committed to creating a more sustainable hosiery industry.

Our commitments on sustainability

Our commitments on sustainability are built around Nanso Group’s sustainability framework, which guides our operations. Our commitments on sustainability mean concrete actions and goals, and we regularly monitor and update them.

1: We increase the sustainability of our products

  • We increase the share of more environmentally-friendly products in our product portfolio
  • We increase the use of more environmentally friendly materials in our packaging
  • We improve working conditions in our supply chain


2: We help consumers to make more responsible choices

  • We increase the awareness of the environmental considerations throughout the product life cycle
  • We provide more information about our products and proper care to help extend the life of our products
  • We offer alternatives to using plastic bags in our stores and donate all the proceeds from the sale of plastic bags to the protection of the Baltic Sea


3: We increase the sustainability of our own operations

  • We strive to minimize surplus stocks
  • We use only 100% renewable electricity whenever possible
  • We recycle different materials as much as possible in our own offices and stores
  • We do not make unnecessary trips and compensate for CO2 emissions from all flights


4: We increase the transparency in our operations and actions

  • We publish the countries of origin for our products
  • We publish our supplier list (main partners and their subcontractors)
  • We publish a summary of the materials we use in our products

     

    Sustainable European manufacturing

    All Vogue products are designed in Finland by our passionate design team. We believe in producing high-quality socks and hosiery in safe and fair working conditions at all stages. Our sheer hosiery products are mostly made in Italy and Serbia, while the natural fiber products come mainly from Estonia, Portugal and Turkey.

    We work only with a few carefully chosen suppliers that are mostly smaller family businesses. We strive for long-term partnerships that promote responsibility and ensure the high quality of our products. We visit our partners regularly and emphasize transparency in our cooperation.

    When choosing a supplier, we consider many aspects and their approach to sustainability. We have strict quality and durability requirements that must be met in all the factories. Our suppliers have made environmental investments in their factories, for example equipping their buildings with solar panels and new machinery with 50% savings in energy consumption. 

    We also strive to give our partners enough time to produce our products, we never choose a supplier based solely on price, and we never auction our suppliers. In order to alleviate the risks of neglecting environmental or social matters, we do not want to put too much time or cost pressure on our suppliers.

    We want to promote social responsibility throughout our supply chain and have been a member of the amfori BSCI since 2008. Our suppliers are committed to the BSCI's core principles (or equivalent sustainability criteria, such as SA8000 or Sedex). Suppliers are also assessed through independent audits and their activities are developed over the long term.

    Vogue products, country of origin 2022

     List of Vogue Suppliers

    More sustainable materials 

    Vogue's design approach culminates in the subtle details and innovations as well as finest yarns to generate the premium quality and high durability. In hosiery the main material is polyamide. The main environmental challenges are related to using oil-based polyamide as main material and having restricted possibilities to re-use and recycle hosiery.

    All materials are found in various qualities. To ensure our quality goals and customer promices about long lifecycle we have to ensure that the end product has the longest life possible, and we are committed to using as much recycled material as we can without reducing its quality.

    The Vogue Conscious Collection - introduced in 2019 - is made of Econyl, a regenerated nylon waste. Econyl's environmental impact is significantly lower than virgin polyamide. All our wool articles are mulesing free. We do not use angora fur, down or exotic animal skins in our products. The Vogue packages from 2020 are manufactured 100% FSC certified cardboard. Our aim is to continuously increase the share of sustainable materials in the coming collections. In 2022 the share of more sustainable materials was 18,4 %.

     Materials in Vogue collection 2022 (by weight)