As a fashion brand, we feel this topic is very important as we have a social and environmental responsibility towards you and the people around you as well as to the future generations. We always aim to make responsible choices and make the maximum effort to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment.
Our black acetate frames are made of recycled acetate derived from cutouts of all sorts of acetate colors and reprocessed to create a fresh black acetate.
Additionally, we have created a sustainable capsule collection called the NeutrØ – Click here for more info.
Newly introduced in FW20, our Tie Dye watch collection is made of vegan leather straps.
For the eyewear we provide a soft pouch of which the outside is made of polyurethane, better known as vegan leather. The inside material and the cleaning cloth are made of recycled plastic from the oceans.
Our generic watch packaging is made of recycled paper and water-based ink.
We work together with a curated selection of suppliers in China. Each supplier is subjected to an annual social audit and signs a code of conduct. Our team visits the factories several times a year and makes sure that everything is run ethically.
Designed in Antwerp but produced in China, our products need to travel before they reach your doorstep. We generally do our best to send our large orders from China to Belgium by boat or by train as it consumes 90% less of CO2 than by plane. Even better news is that starting from January 2020, all our train and boat shipments are carbon neutral! If the timing is too tight and we have an urgent shipment which needs to leave, we will use plane shipments but we do try to limit these as much as we can.
KOMONO is about going off the beaten track. This spirit is embedded in our mindset, even more so, it is in our DNA. We believe that is where progress is made, innovations are created and new trends are born, both in our products and in our processes. It is a continuous re-evaluation and introspection on our business practices where we monitor the impact of our business activities on our environment and revise our strategy on how to minimize this impact.