Sustainability

We're Making Small Changes to Make a Big Difference

It’s not only important for influential brands like P&Co to be sustainable, but it’s important to me personally. It’s the future for my family & kids.

The next move for us would be to introduce the use of more sustainable fabrics. We are looking into the use of organic cotton, hemp & recycled polyesters for our products- starting with our jersey pieces. You will see that we’ve already begun using natural finishings such as plastic-free corozo buttons, but this is just the beginning.

To achieve all of this we need to ensure we’re working with the right factories. As we can start travelling again, we will be revisiting our manufacturers to make sure there is as little waste as possible. We will also be transitioning to better factories that are already doing more.

We aim to become a B-corp registered business- if we can get to that point, we will know that we have taken a lot of the correct steps and are on track to leading in the industry. I’m the first to admit we have a long way to go, but we’re heading in the right direction.

Jordan Brookes Co-owner & General Manager

It Starts At Home

Within the studio, we have implemented a recycling system, switched to a 100% renewable energy supplier (and energy-saving light bulbs), and even reduced our office space (this may change accordingly as the team grows). However, being more sustainable starts at home, so we will also be educating the team on how they can personally make a change.

Sustainable Packaging

We believe it’s our responsibility to make sure that our forests and oceans are still there for future free-thinkers to explore. This is why we’re ditching the plastic. 

We have also made the transition into 100% biodegradable poly-bags that are made from plants, not plastic. Working closely with our manufacturers to find sustainable sources, we are on track to have removed all plastic from our packaging by the end of the year.

Each P&Co Standard included in orders is also made from 100% recycled paper.

Longevity - New Fabrics & Weights

One of the biggest contributions to climate change is fast fashion, which is why it is important for us to craft products that last. It is not just the responsibility of consumers to avoid fast fashion, but it is also ours to provide timeless yet affordable alternatives, built with longevity in mind.

With recent collections, we have introduced new fabrics & weights including organic cotton for our socks, a linen blend for our shirting, and heavyweight cotton interlock fabric for our essential crafted tees. 

Linen is the strongest of all-natural materials & is said to get stronger with every wash- making it the perfect long-lasting addition to any conscious wardrobe. Our new shirts are 55% linen & 45% cotton- creating a naturally more breathable garment that has a lower environmental impact than synthetic materials or cotton alone.

One button at a time

According to Natural Geographic (February 2020), 91% of plastic is never recycled & things like plastic buttons on clothing are a huge contributor- which is why we have made the shift from plastic to plant-based corozo buttons.

Corozo nuts only falls from the trees when fully ripe; any sooner and the material is not usable. Therefore it can only be harvested naturally- helping to prevent the exploitation of this natural resource & ultimately deforestation.

Once dried out & carved, corozo buttons have similar aesthetic characteristics to ivory. They each have a unique grain, are durable and scratch-resistant.

Not only is corozo biodegradable, but the production of the buttons also provides Ecuadorian locals with further employment opportunities, and an incentive to protect the rainforest.

Our Factories

Our main jersey factory uses solar energy to provide 50% of their power, uses compressed air storage systems to maximise energy efficiency & keeps water consumption down by collecting rainwater to use as grey-water.

Keeping It Local

We have begun work with UK-based manufacturers to create our first products of Hard Craft. By supporting local businesses we are benefitting from better communication, but also making a positive impact on our own carbon footprint.

Transparency

You can check out our ‘manufacturers’ page where we tell you more about each of the manufacturers we work with, the products they make, and what sustainable practices they have in place.