SUSTAINABILITY & PRODUCTION
Find out more about how HANRO is committed to more sustainability and through which measures we contribute to environmental protection.
MADE IN EUROPE
HANRO products are “Made in Europe”. 80% of the fabrics are produced in our own textile production facility Arula in Vorarlberg, Austria and HANRO also sources additional materials, like lace, from local Austrian suppliers.
Arula is the leading specialist for knitted fabrics made of natural fiber and synthetic cellulosic fiber, and guarantees sustainable production in Austria. In order to maintain environmentally-friendly standards, the machinery is constantly upgraded and modernized. Since 2001, for example, water consumption in production has been reduced by more than 50% per kilo of fabric produced. Our textile production facility Arula is OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. Our production site in Vorarlberg/Austria is certified in compliance with the most recent G.O.T.S.
(Global Organic Textile Standard) sustainability standards.
CONFIDENCE IN OUR IN-HOUSE PRODUCTION
All our products are OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. All parts of our article meet the required criteria – the outer fabric, the sewing threads, inserts, prints, etc., as well as non-textile accessories, such as buttons, zip fasteners, rivets, etc. We choose new suppliers on the basis of balanced economical, ecological, and social criteria.
Our textile production facility in Vorarlberg/Austria is OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. Our production site in Vorarlberg/Austria is certified in compliance with the most recent G.O.T.S. (Global Organic Textile Standard) sustainability standards.
All HANRO collections are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
Our dyeing and knitting process is STeP by OEKO-TEX® certified. STeP is the new OEKO-TEX® certification system for sustainable textile production.
Our production site in Vorarlberg/Austria is certified in compliancewith the most recent G.O.T.S.
Our printed products are printed on FSC® certified paper. FSC® is committedto the socially and ecologically responsible use of the earth’s forests.
CAREFUL USE OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES
Short transportation routes
Thanks to textile production in Vorarlberg/Austria as well as the sewing factory inPortugal and the warehouse in Hungary, transportation routes are short with a smallcarbon footprint. In 1989, HANRO restructured transportation – switching from truckto train. This has already saved 4 million km of truck road driving.
Employees are trained with regard to greater environmental and cost awareness as well as better waste separation. Whenever possible, waste is separated to reduce the amountof residual waste. All fabric waste is recycled. The purchasing department influences allsuppliers regarding packaging reductions.
1984: conversion from heating oil to natural gas(saving 11.4 barrels of sulphur output per year)2012: Installation of a rooftop photovoltaics system >9% of self-supply.
Employee support, compatibility of family and profession, civic involvement.