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KAPPAHL HAS FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABILITY FOR 20 YEARS
In our daily operations, KappAhl works conscientiously to create opportunities for a sustainable future. As early as 1993, we launched our first eco-clothes collection and in 1999 we were the first fashion chain in the world to receive ISO 14001 certification. Today, 20% of our range is eco-labelled. This makes KappAhl the second largest seller of eco-fashion in the Swedish market.
KappAhl wants to promote actively the development of individuals and the environment in the countries in which we operate. We participate actively in a number of collaborative projects around the world, including the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), whose objective is to guarantee the availability of sustainably cultivated cotton. In 2011, under the BCI's regulatory framework, KappAhl began a unique partnership with two other fashion chains to accelerate the development of organic cotton cultivation.
In the same year, a research project was started at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås (Sweden) aimed at creating better opportunities for recycling clothes. The project is sponsored by KappAhl in collaboration with other stakeholders in the industry. We also have partnerships in other projects with organisations such as the World Bank and the International Council of Swedish Industry. More information is available at www.kappahl.com.