Sustainable clothing
As a 
global company, HVEG Fashion Group 
feels responsible for all activities carried out in its name.

Our policies

To make more sustainable choices, our stakeholders want to know not only where we produce our goods and under what conditions, but how we oversee our chains. Chain transparency is therefore an important part of our sustainability policy and a strict condition before we enter into a relationship with a supplier.

Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct

We monitor all the factories we work with on the guidelines of the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct through independent social audits. Social audits are a key pillar for measuring human rights and environmental impacts. Amfori BSCI is an international Social Compliance initiative that works globally to improve working conditions within the production chain. The BSCI code of conduct refers to various international declarations including those of the United Nations (including UNGPs), conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and OECD guidelines (the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) for multinational companies.

Bangladesh Security Agreement

In addition to Amfori BSCI, we are members of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety. This is a legally binding agreement to provide safe workplaces for workers in Bengali garment factories. The Accord includes independent safety inspections of factories and public reporting of the results. In addition, the Accord supports safety training for all workers and the establishment of safety committees within factories. This ensures safe working conditions within our plants. The Accord was renewed in 2018 and will be transferred to a new body in Bangladesh, the RMG Sustainability Council (RSC), in 2020.

Sustainable materials
biggest environmental impact of our products comes from the raw material phase and the production of fabric.

Every step from raw material to garment or accessory puts a strain on the environment. To reduce this negative environmental impact at the fiber level, we try to work as much as possible with (more) sustainable materials. Below you can read how.

Durable cotton

Regular cotton cultivation requires a lot of fertilizer, pesticides and water. Since cotton is a water-intensive crop and cotton plantations are often located in areas with low rainfall, this can lead to water shortages. By using organic cotton, we can not only save a lot of water, but also ensure that the soil is not polluted with dangerous chemicals. This is because organic cotton is grown without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or genetically modified seeds. By choosing organic cotton, we can protect biodiversity and ecosystems.

In our collections, we use GOTS and OCS.


Global Organic Textile Standard

GOTS stands for ‘Global Organic Textile Standard’ and is an international label for sustainable and organically produced cotton. GOTS sets requirements for the production of the fibers, their processing into garments, as well as working conditions and a fair wage for the workers in the production phase. Compliance is monitored by independent, accredited organizations.


Organic Content Standard

OCS (Organic Content Standard) is a label for textiles made entirely of organic materials. These can be cotton, hemp, linen, wool or other natural fibers. Unlike GOTS, OCS does not set requirements for people and work; however, the label is monitored by independent, accredited organizations.


Better Cotton Initiative

In addition to organic cotton, we use cotton from Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). BCI’s goal is to make global cotton production more sustainable and help farmers find more water-efficient and productive methods of growing cotton.


Cotton Made in Africa

We also use cotton from Cotton Made in Africa (CMiA). This label tries to improve the living conditions of small cotton farmers in sub-Saharan countries by training them in environmentally friendly cultivation methods. Through training, they learn how to increase their production and improve the quality of the cotton. The label requires cotton to be grown based on natural rainfall; genetically modified seeds and the use of pesticides are prohibited.


We also use recycled cotton

Recycled cotton is a great sustainable option because it avoids the use of pesticides and chemicals and requires far fewer resources (energy, water, dye) than conventional or organic cotton. From an environmental standpoint, recycled cotton not only reduces our impact on the environment; it also gives garments a second life. Per ton of recycled cotton, approximately 765,000 liters of water can be saved. Since we are GRS certified, we can also offer our products with this certificate.

Durable bamboo

Bamboo is among the fastest growing plant group in the world, can thrive in nutrient-poor and degraded soils, and naturally requires no insecticides or pesticides to grow. The bamboo fiber we use for our products comes from a closed-loop manufacturing process. This process converts FSC bamboo into cellulose fibers with high resource energy efficiency and low environmental impact, significantly reducing water consumption.


Durable polyester

In addition to cotton and bamboo, we use other materials for our products, including polyester. In 2020, we added two new polyester fibers to our collection: Repreve and Polylana. Both fibers are made from recycled materials, including post-consumer plastic bottles. What makes these fibers unique is that they use block chain technology, which allows the fibers, which are being used at each production and distribution step to be identified, creating an unprecedented level of transparency.

Recycled polyester

Using recycled polyester helps us reduce our dependence on petroleum as a source of raw materials and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8% compared to virgin polyester fabrics.



Oeko-Tex is a label for textiles, textile products and accessories with strict requirements for residues of heavy metals, harmful dyes and pesticides. When a product is Oeko-Tex certified, it means it is completely free of harmful chemicals and therefore safe for humans and animals. We support this initiative.


Durable leather

In our belts & accessories collections, we also use vegetable tanned and vegan leather.

Vegetable tanned leather

Because vegetable tannins come from renewable sources such as trees – while chromium is mined and used only once in leather processing – we reduce the use of chemicals in production.

Vegan leather

Vegan leather – such as leather made from pineapple leaves, apple peels or mushrooms – helps us avoid the use of animals. Both are non-toxic options that do not harm the planet.

Recycled leather and recycled PET

In addition to introducing vegetable tanned and vegan leather, we also introduced belts made from recycled leather and recycled PET. Recycled leather is made from traceable waste from pre-consumer leather and has the same look and feel as traditional leather. By reusing leather waste, we reduce the demand for new leather and the harmful manufacturing process it requires, while also reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.


Durable eyewear

Our eyewear is not only beautiful and affordable, an increasing portion of our frames and lenses are produced sustainably, with recycled materials. These glasses are GRS certified.

Global Recycled Standard

GRS – Global Recycled Standard – is a product standard for recycled materials, whereby companies can reduce the negative social, environmental and chemical impact of their production. The standard indicates that a product is consisting of at least 50% recycled material.