Sustainability & Transparency

Can Pep Rey has always been devoted to creating a quality product that is durable, versatile and clean. We are committed to fair working conditions and only operate with factories that we have visited and know the owners of. 


Manufacturing

Our production is based in Belgium, Japan, Italy and Portugal; businesses that are family run and usually do not have teams of more than 50 people working with them. We work with four different suppliers as they all bring different values to our brand in terms of “savoir-faire”.

Our knitwear factory in Belgium is based in the outskirts of Ghent. Here two brothers are continuing their family heritage and knit with old and new machine for us and Belgium´s greatest designers. Their know-how enables us to create high quality knitwear with wool and cotton fibres coming from Italy. 

The Japanese supplier makes a lot of our unique jersey, t- shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and dresses. As Japan is also a big market for Can Pep Rey all goods that we sell in Japan directly stay there to avoid unnecessary CO2- Emission through transport. 

In Italy we make alongside other internationally renowned luxury brands our classic unisex t-shirts and all our print collaborations for our In Residence program are also made there. 

Adelaide and Pedro, mother and son, are the heads of our manufacturing in Portugal. Their business produces all our woven designs, so all our shirts, dresses, pants and jumpsuits with fabrics that we source personally in Italy. They also always create a line of easy wardrobe staples in jersey that we source directly in Portugal. 


Packaging

We have switched the packaging for our goods to recycled and sustainable options and reduced them to their bare minimum. 

We use green reusable zip lock PE poly bags, that are made in Italy from renewable sugarcane. Our poly bags can be returned to standard recycling streams and the sugar cane is a non-GMO, non-food source and has a low impact in regard to land use conversion. 

Our hangtags and packaging are made from recycled paper and our labels are made from cotton. 

We are currently testing biodegradable shipping envelopes to improve the impact of our online shop.

Sustainability in fashion is a learning process for all involved so we are currently and will constantly be working on improving many aspects of our business. 

We aim to be transparent with you all and are open to any questions you may want to ask and are also open to your suggestions and comments on how to improve our business. Please direct all these questions to sustainability@canpeprey.com.