sustainability in our collections
As we move towards a more sustainable future, we are proud to announce that our latest SS23 collection features recycled and bio cotton in select pieces. Our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint has driven us to work tirelessly to find innovative solutions that make a difference to our planet. By incorporating recycled and bio cotton into our producing process, we ensure that our collection is not only stylish but also environmentally friendly. Join us on this journey towards sustainability and make a conscious effort to shop for eco-friendly fashion.
Benefits of bio and recycled cotton:
- It's a lightweight material,
- It is produced without chemicals which reduces water pollution
- Many other benefits such as firmness, softness and dyeability
Our 'Charlotte' kimono – a bestseller of 2022 and made from Indian Kantha blankets. Each piece is hand-crafted and unique. They’re all embroidered in smallish scale by renowned Indian artisans – who follow an ancestral dressmaking method in a slow fashion way.
Second, the 'Georgette' kimonos, as it’s in the name – made of Georgette fabric. A very durable fabric, which are chosen by hand carefully. The artisans in India spent an enormous amount of time on each piece, as the kimonos are entirely handmade with great care. Therefore every piece is one-of-a-kind. Every kimono is unique and has its own story to tell; some are vintage, while others are made with traditional Indian fabrics and hand-embroidered details.
In 2021, Les Jumelles the Label launched their long-lastig and durable ecolabel collection – sewed by artisans in India .They’re made from up-cycled vintage sarees, previously worn by women in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
A saree or sari is a traditionally three-piece ensemble worn in India. Passed down from generation to generation makes them unique and one of a kind. All with a unique story to tell. We constantly aim to improve our sustainable effort throughout our chain of value, and we are proud of the initiatives already implemented in our business model.
How we try our best in terms of packaging
If you order before 23h, it will be delivered at your doorstep the next day. Happy customers, happy business. Our warehouse uses a fully automated packaging machine that works in the most efficient way possible.
Recent studies have showed that each parcel approximately contains 40% air, as boxes are usually too big for what is inside. We are striving to adjust each box to its content. This technique makes parcels more solid and padding materials, such as plastic, don’t have to be used anymore. Our approach also reduces our ecological footprint, as more parcels fit in a delivery van this way.
The warehouse derives their energy from renewable installations such as solar panels on the roof and LED-lightning throughout the entire building. In addition to that, the warehouse is based in Mechelen. This location in the center of our country makes it possible for parcels to be delivered faster and in a more sustainable way. The warehouse is close to all sorting centers, within a radius of approximately 10 kilometers. Because of this small distance, the company assures the parcels to be delivered the next day. This also one again demonstrates that they truly care about sustainability, also in terms of CO2-emission.
UPCYCLING ATELIER IN OUR POP-UP STORE
Innovation and creativity are at the heart of everything we do here at Les Jumelles. We've always believed in the power of second chances and this project is no exception. During the first month of our last winter pop up in Antwerp, we gave old Les Jumelles garments a new lease on life. Customers were able to snag one-of-a-kind pieces that had been transformed from samples and defaults into unique, sustainable gems. We're proud to say that this project was a huge success and we can't wait to dream up the next big thing.
The importants of charity
Kom Op Tegen Kanker
At Les Jumelles, we believe that even small acts of kindness can make a big impact in the world. That's why every year, we choose to support the 'Kom Op Tegen Kanker' charity that is close to our hearts. We wanted to do something special to raise money for this amazing cause, so we created a series of socks in various colors with inspiring names like 'My Dad Rocks Socks', 'Fille a Papa socks', and 'Daddy's girl socks'. With every purchase, one euro was donated to the charity. We were so touched by the outpouring of support and enthusiasm from our customers, and we're thrilled to announce that we sold more than 2,500 pairs of socks! Knowing that our small gesture can make a difference is truly inspiring, and we can't wait to see what we'll achieve together in the future.
What does the future hold at Les Jumelles
Our sustainable future
Imagine a future where we can all thrive together. A future where we are not only living sustainably but also prosperously. At Les Jumelles, we believe that sustainability is not just about reducing our carbon footprint, but also about ensuring that the community around us is thriving. By adopting a greener lifestyle, we are learning how we can make a positive impact on the environment and decrease our individual use of natural resources. We aspire to inspire others to follow in our footsteps and make small changes each day to contribute to a greener world. Let us create a sustainable future, where we can all live in harmony with nature and each other. Together, we can make a big difference in the world.
Sustainibility goals for the next year
Les Jumelles wants to pursue a better world every day. Because sustainability is a subject that is close to our hearts, we established sustainable goals that we want to attain by the year of 2025.
• One of our biggest goals is to fully switch to green energy in our headquarter office. That means installing solar panels on our roof to significantly reduce our CO2 emissions. We also recognize the importance of using energy-efficient lighting solutions and plan to switch to LED lights.
• At Les Jumelles, we believe in building strong and meaningful relationships with our partners. We understand that a long-term partnership is essential to achieve growth and success. We strive to establish open communication channels and mutual trust with our external partners. With our unwavering commitment to excellence, we are confident to provide our partners with exceptional service and support. Together, we can achieve great things and create a brighter future.
• As we strive to become more eco-friendly and sustainable, it's time to make some changes in our inbound distribution. Our goal is to decrease our air transport by 20%, making a significant impact on our carbon footprint. We believe that every step in the right direction counts, and we're committed to doing our part. Wherever possible, we will focus on local production, supporting our communities and reducing transportation emissions.
In the upcoming years, we will definitely keep doing research on how to further work to be even more durable. We are aiming at a greener Les Jumelles each and every day, reducing our carbon footprint to create a more sustainable world. With the small efforts we are making and will make in the future, we aspire to make a change.