HIGHLIGHTS 2022

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

The Sustainability Report is an annual indication for our company to evaluate our commitment to sustainability and transparency. Can Pep Rey is a growing company, with a small team of employees working together to reach seasonal goals. We are aware of the fashion industries impact on our planet, this is why we are working hard to research, discuss and make conscious decisions. We are not perfect, but we are aware of the changes we all need to make. By reducing our footprint, we will create a brand for the future. 

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY & TRANSPARENCY

We believe in a change and are committed to making more responsible choices. It is clear that humans are emitting too much carbon into the atmosphere, which makes the climate crisis seem impossible to confront. This is why informing one another and making our planets preservation a priority is key to us. By using pre-orders, dead stock fabric, recycled and eco-fibres and sustainable packaging we are making small steps, for a greener future. Transparency can be overshadowed by greenwashing jargon, but at Can Pep Rey we want our community to know more about each garment and its environmental impact. We have a customer care email, a detailed garment care section and our magazine platform is used to discuss different climate change issues.

Can Pep Rey is a small team committed to changing the environmental impact of the fashion industry. 2022 was a year where we researched, shared and discussed environmental issues in order to change internal operations to make sustainability goals. We are not perfect, but we strive to do our best."

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DESIGN, FABRICS & MATERIALS

Can Pep Rey Classics

Our design team has worked on keeping 30% of the collection our Classic items: Unisex T-shirt, Classic Sweatshirt. This helps our consumers build their wardrobe essentials with quality garments that will last a lifetime. The collections are designed with the longevity of each garment in mind.

Responsible Materials

Since 2020 we have been focusing on the exclusive use of natural fibers; Pure Natural fibres: Cotton, Wool; Mixed Natural fibres: Cotton/ Silk, Cotton/ Tencel, Tencel / Wool, Cupro / Tencel, Wool / Cashmere; Natural with synthetic: Cotton/ Elastane (2%) Viscose/ Elastane (5%) Modal / Eastane (9%) Alpaca Wool/ Rec. Polyester (25%)

Reuse, Reduce

Each season we make it our mission to use up any leftover textiles for designs. This ensures that we do not waste quality fabrics, giving customers the opportunity to repurchase fabrics and styles they liked from previous seasons. Left over materials: 3 projects - 270 meters of leftover materials. Reused old stock: For our Spring/Summer ’22 Ibiza Pop-Up we used our old stock of the Classic Can Pep Rey T-shirts and Sweatshirts to come up with new, creative graphics. This resulted in a special capsule collection which we designed entitled ‘No Hay Prisa Es Ibiza’. No waste involved, just sorting through the stock room and coming up with designs to bring new meaning to old garments.

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PRODUCTION

We have relationships with all of our raw material suppliers. We work with 7 different manufactures who are integral in the establishment of our brand.

Local production

We increased our focus on local production.

- Prints projects: Barcelona, Spain.

- Knitwear Factory: Sabadell, Spain (19km away from Barcelona)

- Artist Set Project: Mataró, Spain (30km away from Barcelona)

- Cut and sew production: Mataró, Spain (30km away from Barcelona)

- Dead stock production : Barcelona, Spain

Local production

We increased our focus on local production.

- Prints projects: Barcelona, Spain.

- Knitwear Factory: Sabadell, Spain (19km away from Barcelona)

- Artist Set Project: Mataró, Spain (30km away from Barcelona)

- Cut and sew production: Mataró, Spain (30km away from Barcelona)

- Dead stock production : Barcelona, Spain

Animales del Alma

We have an ongoing collaboration with Animales del Alma, a non-profit animal rescue centre based on Ibiza. We sold t-shirts with 100% of the profits being donated to the centre. We organized 3 fund raising events during our summer pop up.

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Respira Abaceria

We supported a neighbourhood initiative in Gràcia (Barcelona) named "Respira Abaceria”, a small activist group that aims to change an old dilapidated market in Gràcia into a green space for the neighbourhood. We created posters, t-shirts, newspaper advertisements and used our own channels to support the project.

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Ibiza Preservation

10% of the profits from our Ibiza Pop Up 2022 were donated for the preservation of the "Pitiusas Islands”. We hosted a talk about the History and Preservation of Ibiza, with writer Maya Boyd alongside supporting the initiative.

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Artist Set Project

100% Organic Cotton. GOTS certificate available. The gabardine used for this production was a dead stock fabric. Removed from production because of some fabric marks/texture, that we considered interesting and beautiful. Non-dyed garments. Local production, less than 30km away from Barcelona, in Mataró. Very little shipping costs/impact. Unisex pieces.

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PHILOSOPHY

Conscious purchasing

Overconsumption is a huge problem in todays society, this is why we want to promote conscious purchasing by not making massive discounts. We participate in "Green Friday”, avoiding any association with Black Friday and the overconsumption it represents. By promoting “Green Friday” we share environmental facts and tips in our Magazine and on Social Media. Rather than promoting the cycle of a sale model, we offer our loyal customers and community annual discount codes.
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Conscious purchasing
Overconsumption is a huge problem in todays society, this is why we want to promote conscious purchasing by not making massive discounts. We participate in "Green Friday”, avoiding any association with Black Friday and the overconsumption it represents. By promoting “Green Friday” we share environmental facts and tips in our Magazine and on Social Media. Rather than promoting the cycle of a sale model, we offer our loyal customers and community annual discount codes.
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In-house

Our team reuses and shares office supplies. We make it our mission to educate one another about the current climate issues and engage in discussions during office hours.
In-house
Our team reuses and shares office supplies. We make it our mission to educate one another about the current climate issues and engage in discussions during office hours.

Garment Care

We have a detailed Garment Care section on our website. This will give you all the instructions to care for your garments and ensure the longevity of each fabric. We gifted customers with Soap Nuts for Spring Summer orders. This gave our clients the opportunity to try a natural, zero-waste method of washing. Soap nuts are dried fruit shells harvested from the soapberry trees in India. They contain a natural soap called saponin which is released when mixed with water.
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Garment Care
We have a detailed Garment Care section on our website. This will give you all the instructions to care for your garments and ensure the longevity of each fabric. We gifted customers with Soap Nuts for Spring Summer orders. This gave our clients the opportunity to try a natural, zero-waste method of washing. Soap nuts are dried fruit shells harvested from the soapberry trees in India. They contain a natural soap called saponin which is released when mixed with water.
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THE FUTURE

  • We want to increase the traceability of each garment. Providing transparent information throughout the supply chain; information about all raw materials used and attaching a QR tracker for additional information.

  • Focus on sustainable dyeing practices. Use the best technology (BAT) dyeing processes; saving chemicals, water and energy.

  • Offer options for shipping. Giving the customer the option to receive orders in a reused box, to promote recycling.

  • Helping customers understand the environmental impact and responsibility with climate change.
  • Improve our in-house environmental impact.

  • Collaborations with Fashion Revolution.

  • Aim to have a fully closed loop production, using mostly, recycled raw materials in future collections.

Every step counts. Our team is committed to educating, informing and researching making the path towards changing the fashion industry possible. You can count on us, we’re doing our best!