At No Excess, we believe that everyone and everything should be treated equally and fairly. Therefore, we like to do our bit for the environment and fair working conditions. However, we cannot do this alone and therefore we are pleased to share that we are a member of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (amfori BSCI). Together with 2400 other organizations based in 40 countries, the aim of amfori BSCI is to improve the conditions for employees in terms of safety, health, and salary. Besides they focus on making working processes as sustainable as possible as well.
A step-by-step sustainable collection
More comfort and quality means also better fabrics that contribute to a better environment and to more long-lasting products for you. Step by step we are creating a collection that becomes more sustainable. We are doing this by carefully selecting materials. As example for the filling of jackets recycled PET bottles are used.
Furthermore, in our knitwear range we are also continuing to evolve when it comes to sustainable fabrics including items made of recycled and organic cotton and recycled polyester. We keep continuing to increase the amount of sustainable materials in our products.
Each product with sustainable content is marked as ‘responsible choice’, either on the hangtag or online. ‘Responsible choice’ can mean several things. At the moment we use among other things recycled materials, organic cotton and cotton with less harm to the environment. As a company our aim is to grow the amount of these sustainable products season by season.
A good example of recycled material is recycled polyester, sometimes called Repreve or RPET, using less energy, less water and less CO2. Currently recycled polyester is used in A part of jacket paddings, linings, and sweaters. No Excess also uses recycled cotton; Recycled cotton is cotton that would otherwise end up in landfills. By using recycled cotton, we reduce waste and water consumption.
Organic cotton means that styles are made with organically grown fibers using less pesticides, water, and fertilizers. This is monitored by GOTS or OCS, the worldwide certifications for organic textiles.
Next to organic cotton, No Excess also uses cotton with less harm to the environment, with reduced use of pesticides, less water consumption, and better working conditions for the farmers.
Another fabric often used by No Excess is linen.
Linen is a natural, sustainable material that is cultivated in areas with a moderate climate.
The cultivation of linen uses less water, less fertilizers, and less pesticides than regular cotton. The fabric is extremely durable, which gives the material its great longevity.
On a selection of the denim range, an EIM score hangtag can be found.
With the help of the EIM score, it is possible to measure the environmental impact of jeans.
EIM stands for Environmental Impact Measurement and is developed by Jeanologia.
The EIM score reflects the impact of the denim production in terms of water, chemical, and energy usage, as well as the health and safety of the factory workers.
With each denim collection we develop, we try to further minimize our impact.
Agreements with our partners
No Excess has always worked with a limited number of suppliers, the most of whom have been supplying to our company for a long time. This method of collaboration has helped us to verify that our business partners share our ethical values and adhere to the necessary international laws and regulations. We follow a customized Code of Conduct. Fair working conditions, human rights, and environmental and health obligations are among the most significant topics covered by this regulation.
Packaging, hangtags and presentation
Not only the clothes themselves, but also the packaging is carefully selected by our colleagues.
The majority of our hangtags, as well as all of our Webshop boxes, are FSC certified. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization devoted to ethical forest management across the world.
We put all our garments in polybags to ensure that the clothes stay undamaged during transport. All polybags are recyclable.
Furthermore, in our showrooms, we use more sustainable versions of clothes hangers which are made of grass.