VOLCOM’S JOURNEY TO A NEW FUTURE BEGAN HUMBLY MORE THAN 12 YEARS AGO AND HAS CONTINUED TO EVOLVE EVER SINCE.
It’s an ongoing effort of turning sustainability commitments into actions with responsible manufacturing practices, better fiber sourcing, assessing our impacts, and meaningful give backs. One more way, that Volcom remains, True to This.
More Than 30 Millions Bottles Recycled
Repreve® recycled fibers are made from at least 95% post-industrial and post-consumer waste. Its difference can be traced, not just claimed.
13 LITERS SAVED PER JEAN
VOLCOM BRAND JEANS ARE NOW WATER AWARE
The same fits in the same washes, just now produced using a whole lot less water. Using reformulated water-saving techniques including enzyme and ozone wash, we’re estimating that we’ll save more than 4 million liters of water this year.
COMMITTED TO REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
ECONYL® IS ECO-TRUE
In 2017, Volcom partnered with Econyl® to launch the first ECO-TRUE Simply Solid collection. Econyl® creates a regenerated nylon yarn from discarded fishing nets and other waste that pollutes our oceans. Same great quality and fit for EVERY BODY.
FARM TO YARN
MAKING CLOTHES CAN BE A DIRTY BUSINESS
We followed 27 metric tons of certified organic cotton from seed to garment in order to deliver to you traceable, Farm to Yarn products.
MOLDED FOOTBED MADE WITH BLOOM™
VOLCOM SANDALS GET ECO-TRUE TREATMENT
New For 2020 Select Volcom Men'S And Women'S E-Cliner Series Sandals Now Feature Topsole Footbeds Utilizing Bloom™ Flexible Foams Produced From Algae Biomass.
Nuestros boardshorts están hechos en fibras de cáñamo
HEMP IS BACK IN A BIG WAY
Introduced in our trunks 10 years ago, hemp is back in a big way. Better fiber sourcing is an important priority in our sustainability strategy, and hemp, considered one of the oldest fibers to be used in textiles, contributes greatly to the portfolio and ongoing sustainability mission.
The Volcom Giveback Series™ continues to support and bring awareness to organizations meaningful to our stakeholders (that’s you, that’s us). Since its inception, the program has generated more than a half million dollars for our non-profit partners and other community initiatives.
We are committed to increasing both the amount of recycled content in our polyester and nylon as well as the usage of organic, recycled and/or better cotton* in Volcom products, so that by the end of 2020, 20% of our most important fibers are from preferred sources.
*For Volcom better cotton might consist of organic, recycled, CMiA, BCI, or other cotton sources with an improved environmental and social impact.
Volcom will integrate Eco-True sustainability stories across all facets of the Volcom's consumer facing marketing.
EDUCATING & TRAINING
By the end of 2020, Volcom aims to create an internal Volcom employee and leadership New Future sustainability certification program with at least 90% of employees completing certification.
CLOSING THE LOOP
With an eye on the future, Volcom will develop a program that resembles our Give Jeans a Chance program so that used Volcom products can be collected, processed and either donated or kept for closed loop manufacturing in the future (hopefully a future that's not too far off).