Building a sustainable future for fashion
We strive to use our positioning as a mid-to-premium player focused on the Nordic market to motivate our brand partners to contribute to building a sustainable future for fashion. As we market third-party products, we do not own or operate any production facility. Therefore, we consider our greatest opportunity for contributing to sustainability to be through engaging with supply chain partners. 2018 marked the beginning of our efforts to promote sustainable fashion. We began by developing a strategy in order to boost our own awareness about sustainable fashion and enable increased collaboration with brands. The initial focus was on conducting dialogues with our brands and finding ways to better present sustainability information to the customer (See SDG 12). In an effort to place the SDGs at the forefront and to align our goals with the UN Global Compact’s business principles, we started to identify partnerships with those brands that could be potential partners for driving our sustainability agenda forward.
Since 2016, we have declared ourselves fur-free in cooperation with Swedish and Danish animal rights organisations, Djurens Rätt and Anima. We are aware of the challenges the fashion industry faces with regard to animal welfare and the ethical issues surrounding the well-being and treatment of animals. Our product management team methodically inspects all materials when product data is received from the brands. In 2018, prohibited materials with respect to our non-fur policy were identified at the time of in-delivery a handful times. The goods were then immediately returned to the brands. We have not sold any goods which violate our fur policy on our sites, nor have we sold any items with prohibited materials. The inspection controls are therefore considered to be effective. We are working on strengthening systematic preventive controls to further strengthen internal control.
The Danish and Swedish Fashion Ethical Charter
In 2018, we became a member of the Danish Fashion Ethical Charter and the Swedish Fashion Ethical Charter. The purpose of these charters and our commitment is to ensure the well-being of the models within the Danish and Swedish fashion industry. The charters require the adherence of rules in the form of health checks, age limits, healthy diets and wages for the models and are signed by a broad coalition of stakeholders within the industry. As a signatory, we are committed to abiding by these rules to ensure the well-being of models. As we work with many models, Boozt seeks to contribute to raising awareness of mental illnesses and influencing positive attitudes in fashion, media and society.