The Kukri Initiative: Our Commitment to Change.

May 6, 2021 | |

This new company wide initiative has been created to reflect our values and ongoing commitment to change. Reducing our impact on the planet as well as continuing to care for all those who manufacture and wear our product around the world is our promise.

We promise:

To reduce our impact on the planet as well as to care for those who manufacture and wear our products.

To use recycled materials where possible from packages to fibres.

To reduce our waste and impact on the planet.

To maintain high ethical standards throughout the business.

To regularly review our goals and challenge ourselves to be as sustainable as possible.

We have made changes and commitments across the entire company to move towards achieving these goals.

To reduce the amount of virgin plastics we use and dispose of Kukri have developed an expanding range of recycled polyester fabrics. These innovative fabrics are knitted using recycled fibres from objects that may otherwise have been sent to landfill such as plastic bottles and discarded packaging. This results in fabrications which retain the performance and durability of a man-made fibre without the environmental impact of a virgin polyester material.

We are switching to sustainable alternatives for our packaging where possible. This includes recycled materials such as plastics used for bags and card used for swing tickets.

These commitments extend throughout our manufacturing process, from yarn to finished garments. Our factories, mills and dye houses are compliant according to international regulations. These include REACH, and hazardous chemicals compliance helping to prevent water pollution through dyeing and finishing.

Our sustainability drive is an on-going project, with new developments being introduced all the time. For this reason, we will continue to review our targets and challenge ourselves as a business to be as sustainable as possible.

Read our full social responsibility statement here