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Rudsak shifting to 100% ethical outerwear

RUDSAK has also said it will establish a sustainability committee within the head office to help implement changes across the company, revisit and update its sustainability policies annually.

October 27, 2021  by CM Staff

MONTREAL— RUDSAK, creator of luxury outerwear, announced its targeted strategy towards manufacturing 100 per cent ethical outerwear.

The company has stated that it is committed to discontinuing its purchase and manufacturing of products with natural fur by 2022. RUDSAK will also introduce a buy-back program where clients of the brand can return previously-owned items in exchange for credit in an effort to recycle and upcycle their items.

In addition to upcycling its products, RUDSAK will also reduce sourcing of virgin materials across the supply chain, including vegetable-based ink for printing. The company has stated it will work with fabrics like ECO CIRCLE fibre recycled polyester and FORMO ECO Nylon. According to RUDSAK, this will help them reduce up to 50 per cent of energy consumption and carbon emissions produced when they use crude petroleum and virgin materials in their manufacturing processes.

Certified by the Global Recycled Standard, RUDSAK is incorporating materials that have a low environmental impact. In FW20, the brand released a recycled outerwear capsule and for FW21, RUDSAK will be growing its “Designed for tomorrow Collection,” comprised of outerwear made from fully recycled fabrics.

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RUDSAK has also announced plans to establish a sustainability committee within the head office to help implement changes across the company, revisit and update its sustainability policies annually.

Currently, all of RUDSAK’s e-commerce and in-store packaging is made of 100 per cent recycled materials.

“Climate change is a defining issue for our time and the fashion industry must play an active role in curbing its effects for future generations,” said Evik Asatoorian, Founder and Creator, RUDSAK, in a press release.

“The initiatives we’re unveiling today demonstrate RUDSAK’s commitment to being part of the solution while remaining true to our roots as a source for premium luxury outerwear that empowers confidence and style.”

RUDSAK is unveiling its “Lightweight & Transitional” collection for FW21 featuring weatherized details like storm cuffs, recycled smart-stretch shells and durable neoprene side panels.


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