Reduce our CO2 emissions

80% of FAGUO’s pieces are conceived in recycled materials

Fashion generates 250,000 tons of waste in France each year and 2 billion tons around the world.

Conscious of this climatic urgency, it is unthinkable to not rehabilitate all our waste whether it comes from the fashion industry or elsewhere.

Producing a new material every time we create a new garment is no longer a viable model OR viable. We have re-worked this idea.

The standard we impose: use predominantly recycled materials 

Fashion’s n°1 problem: materials emit too much CO2. Organic materials use resources from the Earth (water, energy) and synthetic materials pollute it (combustion, emissions).

80% of FAGUO’s pieces are conceived in recycled materials to reduce this impact. They emit 40% to 99% OR 91% less CO2 than new materials. At FAGUO, they are still responsible for 68% of our overall CO2 emissions. This figure is much higher for brands that don’t use recycled materials.

Nothing is thrown away, everything is transformed.

Recycled materials in a few figures

Leather

1kg of recycled leather emits 50% less CO2 than normal leather.

Source: FAGUO 2020 Carbon Balance produced by the Goodplanet Foundation

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Leather

Cotton

1kg of post-consumer recycled cotton emits 90% less CO2 than normal cotton.

Source: ADEME - Base Impact

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Cotton

Polyester

1kg of recycled polyester emits 40% less CO2 than virgin polyester.

Source: ADEME - Base Impact

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Polyester

Caoutchouc

1kg of recycled rubber emits 50% less CO2 than virgin rubber.

Source: FAGUO 2020 Carbon Balance produced by the Goodplanet Foundation

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Caoutchouc

Linen

1kg of flax emits 16 kg of CO2eq, the equivalent of 75 km in a gasoline car.

Source: ADEME - Base Impact

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Linen

Wool

1kg of wool emits 80 kg of CO2eq, the equivalent of 376 km in a gasoline car.

Source: ADEME - Base Impact

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Wool

“Recycle worn garments but also fabric scraps as soon as they are produced.”

FAGUO recycles

“Pre-Consumption”

On a manufacturing assembly line, there are often scraps of raw materials: unusable scraps when leather pieces are cut out, edges of rubber soles… We can’t imagine wasting these materials so we systematically reuse them. The scraps are shredded and retreated to be reintegrated in other FAGUO pieces.

The kinds of materials used in pre-consumption at FAGUO: leather, rubber, polyester, cotton…

FAGUO recycles

"Post-Consumption"

When a garment has been worn until it is extremely used, it must be placed in a recycling container in FAGUO’s boutiques. The pieces are shredded and become new textile fibers that compose our clothes of tomorrow. All everyday waste must also be recycled and reused.

The kinds of materials used in post-consumption at FAGUO: cotton, plastic bottles, oysters…

Reducing one’s carbon footprint is an endless process.

All our actions to reduce our C02 emissions

Renewable energy

FAGUO shops and offices supplied by ENERCOOP: energy from wind, water and solar power.

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Renewable energy

Product transport

Air transport banned. Minimize road transport. Use the boat to emit as little CO2 as possible.

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Product transport

Recycled & recyclable packaging

In addition to their 100% recycled and recyclable appearance, we are working to reduce their printing surface and limit the ink used.

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Recycled & recyclable packaging

Choose our partners

Selection of service providers according to their commitments: choice of recycled materials, sustainable products, waste reduction, etc.

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Choose our partners

Travel home - work

The 90 FAGUO employees go to their workplace: 59% walking and cycling - 26% Metro, TER or Bus - 11% Car - 4% Tramway.

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Travel home - work

Business trips

Transformation of commercial cars into a hybrid fleet.

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Business trips

Offices & furniture

Low-emitting offices: in category A of GHG emissions. The furniture is recycled (68%) and recyclable (99%).

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Offices & furniture

Air conditioning & heating

Use only when necessary with strict rules not to overconsume.

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Air conditioning & heating

Food

Choose at least one vegetarian meal per week at work to reduce our CO2 emissions.

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Food

Objective Mission

Each FAGUO employee chooses an annual target dedicated to FAGUO's mission to reduce the CO2 emissions of their position.

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Objective Mission

Office consumables

Paper, printer cartridge ... all our everyday tools are chosen: recycled and recyclable.

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Office consumables

Waste & compost recycling

Treat all waste: 4 sorting bins, Solution Recyclage intervenes for certain waste and compost has been put in place.

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Waste & compost recycling

Water regulators

Shops and offices are equipped with Oopla water regulators to save 50% less water on a daily basis.

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Water regulators

Internet servers

Use of Ikoula: servers supplied 100% with green energy.

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Internet servers

Mailboxes cleaning

Annual awareness campaign on digital carbon emissions: 31 million emails deleted in 2020, i.e. 31 tonnes of CO2eq avoided, the equivalent of 11 Paris New York round trips by plane.

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Mailboxes cleaning

Electronic signature

Limiting the printing of documents saves 220kg of CO2eq per year. The equivalent of a 1,000 km journey in a petrol car.

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Electronic signature

What makes up a pair of FAGUO jeans

What makes up a pair of FAGUO jeans

Recycled materials: 16% of the recycled cotton comes from used jeans, 16% of the recycled polyester is from REPREVE®

What makes up a pair of FAGUO jeans

Local & certified cotton from Southern Spain (Oeko Tex 100), manufactured in Morocco (in GOTS certified workshops)

What makes up a pair of FAGUO jeans

We save 840 liters of water per pair of jeans: “aquasafe” dye and ecological washing

What makes up a pair of FAGUO jeans

100% recyclable accessories: rivets and buttons can be removed with a tool that is provided when the garment is sold.

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FAGUO Carbon Footprint

FAGUO Carbon Footprint

FAGUO Forests

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B Corp ™ Certified

B Corp ™ Certified