F&F clothing: our social and environmental impact
At F&F, we aim to be the world’s leading, affordable fashion retailer. We want to delight our customers with the quality products they love, sourced from suppliers we are both proud to work with and with whom we work in true partnership. We are a global brand, and we want to be a force for change in both reducing our social and environmental impact and confronting head on the challenges facing the fashion industry now and in the future.
Ethics and environmental issues are as important to us as they are to our customers, which is why we have made social and environmental targets integral to the way we work.
Ethics and environmental issues are as important to us as they are to our customers, which is why we have made social and environmental targets integral to the way we work. Our approach to fashion is based on a number of core beliefs:
- Improving lives through commerce
- Helping people to help themselves
- Building partnerships based on shared, traceable standards with our suppliers
- Continuously monitoring and reducing our environmental impact
But beliefs mean little without actions. In order to achieve our aims, we have set ourselves targets and partnered with national and international programmes that help us work more closely with our suppliers and other brands. The problems facing the fashion industry cannot be solved by a single company so these initiatives are crucial for progress.
The Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 Commitment
We are part of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), a collaborative initiative led by WRAP which aims to revolutionise the clothing industry, using collective action to minimise the environmental impact of our clothes. Along with over 30 other UK retailers we have committed to the following targets by 2020;
- 15% Carbon footprint reduction
- 15% Water footprint reduction
- 3.5% Waste reduction across the whole product life-cycle
Eliminating forced labour, Uzbekistan
Sourcing sustainable cotton