With a score of 14.5 the Tom Tailor group has started its journey on more sustainable cotton. Since August 2016, the group is a member of the Better Cotton Initiative.
Tom Tailor wants to support the transition from conventional resource-intensive cotton to sustainably grown cotton. Through its membership of the Better Cotton initiative (BCI), the company addresses water, HPPs, biodiversity and human rights issues in cotton cultivation. There are no additional corporate policies and targets – with the exception of restrictions on the use of cotton from Uzbekistan. The company has no clear targets for sustainable cotton sourcing but expects to double the BCI uptake in 2017. No efforts in the area of recycling textiles or cotton were found.
Since becoming a BCI member, Tom Tailor sources 10% of its cotton under BCI, but does not share the actual volume this represents. The company also sources cotton with a GOTS certification but does not specify volumes.
Tom Tailor does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of the cotton used in its products. The company does not provide information on its suppliers (finished product, fabric manufacturers, yarn spinners).