ARE YOU READY?
Today, the stakeholders of our brands, from consumers to investors, are peeling back the layers on every business. From the customer aligning their buying habits to their own values, to the financial community deeply concerned with mitigating the material risks of a supply chain, greater transparency and a reduction of our environmental and social impacts are becoming the norm – regardless of whether we are prepared for it. The good news is that sustainable opportunities are generally found where there are inefficiencies in your business. That's what Professor Porter is referencing in his now famous quote. Put simply, doing "good" can be a path to doing "well."
These increasing interests, combined with advances in technology and our own education, have led to DQ developing an expertise in sustainable practices throughout the value chain of footwear, handbags and other accessories. Whether sustainability is already integrated into your brand, or of new interest, our knowledge and connectivity to resources for best practices allow for consideration at whatever level is appropriate for your company. DQ's work across large holding companies, brands and retailers provides a seamless integration where desired, and a progressive step forward for our industry at large.
DESIGNING SUSTAINABLy FROM THE START
From fibers to textiles, design calendars, transportation and logistics and more, there are simple choices to be made that greatly affect the sustainability of your brand, and its impact on environmental, social and governance issues. Importantly, each of them provides an opportunity for better products, a stronger, more profitable business, and a resilient company.
BUILDING CIRCULARITY INTO YOUR BRAND
Designing for purpose is getting easier. Advances in fiber and yarn tech
are providing new options across the textile spectrum, while low-impact agriculture and tanning methods are making leather a cleaner resource, with
more end-of-use options.
PROTECT AND COMMUNICATE YOUR EFFORTS
They want to know. Consumers, retailers and your brand's investors are changing the narrative. Now is the time to get ahead of trend, and importantly, the global regulations, while you can leverage the changes for growth, rather than shift later in a mad dash for compliance.
Sustainability isn't scary, we promise. Please be in touch if you want to know more: