“CRÉER VERT” IS OUR COMMITMENT TO A HEALTHIER PLANET
Quality of life has always been a priority here at Simons. Fashion is without a doubt one of the most compelling ways to express the art of living. Seeking out tangible ways to use resources better to maintain balance and help preserve our planet is one of our chief concerns. “Créer vert” was born at Simons in the wake of growing global environmental awareness. It’s a philosophy that we are developing and that continues to evolve day by day.
DO BETTER EACH DAY: A WAY OF LIFE AT SIMONS
We believe in the power of small gestures that make all the difference. It has been our way of serving our clientele since 1840 and contributing to a healthier future every day. Ever since we adopted a beluga whale named Twik on March 9, 1990, to support the St. Lawrence National Institute of Ecotoxicology in its research work and preservation of our marine species, we have pursued our efforts for a healthier environment.
CONCRETE ACTIONS AT OUR LOCATIONS:
- Recover and recycle paper
- Recover and recycle all cardboard shipping containers and replace them with reusable plastic packing cases
- Sort recyclable materials
- Use recycled paper whenever possible
- Drink coffee and other hot beverages from a real cup
- Ban all use of Styrofoam cups and containers
- Offer shopping bags made of recyclable, biodegradable plastic
- Offer reusable fashion canvas bags
- Recycle ink cartridges
- Provide more and more eco-friendly garments
Seek business partners who respect people and standards
A “CRÉER VERT” LABEL ON OUR ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS
A number of fabrics offer the fashion industry exciting new environmental alternatives. At Simons, we take painstaking care to design trendsetting garments that are produced using the most eco-friendly methods. Each item with a special “Créer vert” label is guaranteed to be made of fibres produced in a way that is less harmful to ecosystem integrity.
POPULAR ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIALS
Cultivated using organic growing methods
Consult the organizations that certify organic cotton:
Long used in producing textiles, grows like a weed, needs almost no water, and can be used in its entirety
A remarkable fibre for soil health, an invaluable renewable resource for the regions where it is cultivated, requires little for processing into a highly absorbent, antibacterial silky material that is gaining in popularity