G-Star RAW takes responsibility for any potential environmental impact across all stages of our value chain.

We consider everything from the choice of raw materials and fibers to responsible fabric and garment production and logistics, from our own operations, all the way through to consumer care and end-of-life of the product.

G-Star RAW has a clear understanding of the environmental risks and runs programs on:


If we want to be here as a denim brand in the future, we need to design in “closed loops” today. By this, we mean using only sustainable materials, clean chemistry and ensuring that garments are designed for reuse.


  • Increased the use of sustainable materials to 93% of our total collection (e.g. organic cotton, Better Cotton, TENCEL™ branded Lyocell fibers, recycled polyester.
  • Launched the world’s 1st black denim to achieve Cradle to Cradle Certification™.

GOAL 2025: 20% of the entire G-Star RAW collection will be made from Cradle to Cradle Certified™ fabrics


We are committed to ensuring that all raw materials used in our products are grown and manufactured in a responsible way that preserves resources and respects human and animal rights.


  • Right now 93% of all the materials we use is sustainable sourced.
  • Today, 99% of the cotton we use is sustainably sourced (organic and BCI sourced cotton).

GOAL 2025: 75% of our collection will be made from recycled, organic, bio-based or compostable materials.
GOAL 2030: 100% of our collection will be made from recycled and/or organic/bio-based/compostable materials.


We focus our climate impact work on our supply chain and consumer engagement, while also taking steps in our own offices and stores.


  • Deployed the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) tool to understand our carbon impact in the supply chain.
  • Signed up to the UN Fashion Charter for Climate Action.
  • Built an inventory of scope 1 and 2 emissions.

GOAL 2025: Reduce 15% of GHG emissions by 2025
GOAL 2030: Reduce 30% of GHG emissions by 2030


Minimizing pollution and the environmental impact of hazardous chemicals have been a major priority for us since signing the DETOX Commitment with Greenpeace in 2013.


  • We can report a 95% average supplier compliance to the G-Star RAW DETOX program
  • These suppliers represent 85% of our production volume

GOAL 2030: Phase out all unsustainable chemical applications in G-Star RAW products

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