Follow us along our journey
We understand that the only way to achieve absolute sustainability is to produce nothing at all. However, at Filling Pieces, we have embraced the challenge of redefining what it means to be a responsible brand in the world of fashion. Our commitment to sustainability is not just about minimizing our environmental footprint; it's about maximizing our social impact. We believe that true responsibility extends beyond eco-conscious practices, touching the lives of the individuals who contribute to our brand and those who wear our creations.
Join us on this journey as we work tirelessly to weave sustainability and social consciousness into the fabric of our brand, making fashion a force for good in the world.
“Every design choice we make is based on quality, responsibility and design, that also counts for where of how we produce. Each material that we source or way to fabricate this, comes with decision making with quality in mind. To me quality is not only on how durable a product is, but also how it feels, ages and fits. This is our premise.” - Guillaume Philibert
CO2 Footprint Reduction
Filling Pieces has committed to a CO2 reduction in line with the Paris Climate Accord for scope 1 & 2 before the deadline of 2030. The Paris Climate Accord aims to prevent global warming from reaching 1.5 degrees Celsius increase of average global temperature. We yearly review our CO2 emission in scope 1 & 2 and to remain within the limits defined by the Paris Climate Accord. Scope 3 is also incorporated within the reporting and goal setting.
Our shipping methods are fully carbon neutral. We are holders of the Certificate of Verified Carbon Unit of VERRA and CO2 compensation certificate by TGB meaning that we conserve over 39.000 hectares of carbon sequestering tropical forest in brazil. Protecting biodiversity and mitigating deforestation pressures.
With supply chain management, we reduce our ecological footprint and strive for a more sustainable industry. Offsetting the transport emissions is an important step in the our sustainability strategy. We aim to increase our positive impact and communicate this transparently and honestly to our community.
Textile & Packaging Recycling
Together with Second Life Textile we collect used clothes and shoes, which can be given a second life or can be used to create for example cleaning rags, as mattress stuffing or as yarn from which new clothes are made.
As professionals in textile collection, Second Life Textile knows all about this part of the circle. Day in and day out, they collect clothing with their textile containers; it is sorted by our certified partners according to usability, quality, type and material.
At Filling Pieces our shoe boxes are FSC Labeled. This verifies sustainable sourcing of forest products and ecosystem services at every step of the value chain, from forest to consumer. The polybags that come with our clothing shipments are biodegradable.
Embracing sustainability means making thoughtful choices at every step. We prioritize the use of eco-friendly materials that minimize environmental impact. Biobased Renewable Materials have an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change. It increases the use of renewable agricultural resources, and contributes to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts.
Employees and Charity
Products not meeting our quality standards or products that are illegal copies of our products and are therefore taken out of the market, are purposely used for charity organizations we work with.
We have made the conscious decision to travel less as a company. In case we have to travel we make sure to choose eco-friendly transportation alternatives, such as taking the train. Our policy is that all booked flights must be carbon neutral if possible. When booking a flight we pay an extra fee which is donated to a carbon offset scheme to offset the flight's CO2-emissions.
Our HQ is located at the heart of Amsterdam, easily accessible. Therefore, our employees come to work mainly by bicycle or public transportation. We also offer an electric office bike for any errands that need to be run.
Responsibility for Textiles & Organic cotton
Stichting UPV Textiel makes agreements with municipalities, collectors, sorters, recycling shops, recyclers and with companies that develop new initiatives for the collection and processing of textiles. As a member we make sure to comply to all our legal obligations to increase the percentage of waste for reuse and recycling.
All our cotton is certified organic cotton. GOTS-certified cotton (Global Organic Textile Standard) is organic, which means that no chemical pesticides have been used in growing the cotton. But GOTS goes beyond that, it imposes requirements on factories regarding the use of harmful chemicals and the consumption of water and energy. It also includes criteria for working conditions in production that are based on international labour organisation standards, such as the right to freedom of trade unions, fair wages and the right to safe and healthy working conditions. Compliance with GOTS requirements is monitored by independent, accredited organisations.
Timeless Style & Lasting Materials
Our designs transcend trends, embodying timeless style with premium quality, which endures beyond seasons. We advocate for conscious consumption by creating premium products that are versatile, durable, and cherished for years to come.
• All Leather is sourced from Leather Working Group Gold Certified supplier.
• 60% of our leather is bovine leather, a by-product to the meat industry.
• 60% of our leather is made out of 90% biobased renewable materials, USDA Biobased Certified.
• 60% of our leather is Der Blaue Engel Certified. Blue Angel certified products better protect the environment and people's health.
Read further to find out more about our efforts regarding to Leather
The LWG & Der Blaue Engel
The LWG is an international, not-for-profit organisation which aims to develop and maintain protocols that assess the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and to promote sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry. The group offers the LWG Environmental Audit Protocol as a means of assessing the environmental performance and related business practices of leather manufacturers.
Certifies the eco-friendly quality of the leather. Blue Angel certified products better protect the environment and people's health, through concrete benefits:
• Limited water consumption in the production process;
• Raw hides and skins must be sourced in a sustainable way;
• Prudent use of resources during use or disposal;
• The absence of harmful consequences on health and the environment because of their low-emission content