SUSTAINABILITY

we assume responsibility not only for our economic actions but also for the health and welfare of our people and the environment. When we make decisions

HIGHEST QUALITY STANDARDS

PRODUCTS

we understand quality also includes aspects of safety

TRANSPARENT COTTON SUPPLY CHAIN

SUPPORTING FARMERS TO MORE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

In 2024, Engelbert Strauss, Inc. joined the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. Our Trust Protocol membership underlines our ongoing commitment to finding more sustainable solutions for sourcing products and enabling farmers to implement more responsible and ecologically friendly practices.

The Trust Protocol was launched in 2020 with the vision to set a new standard in sustainable cotton production, with a major focus on creating transparency and reducing the environmental footprint. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is the only farm-level, science-based program that provides quantifiable, verifiable goals in six key sustainability metrics: land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy efficiency. For more information on Trust Protocol, please find their annual report here.

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Inc. we’re proud to be a member of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

COLLECTIVE VOICE IN THE INDUSTRY

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) represents more than 1,000 brands, retailers, and manufacturers in the sector. Formed in 2000, the AAFA is committed to positive change for the apparel and footwear industry. With integrity and determination, the AAFA represents its members in a unified and reliable voice on important, forward-looking legislative and regulatory issues. In addition, the AAFA provides a platform for exchange and promotion to encourage best practices and innovation. The AAFA's comprehensive work ensures the continued success and growth of a responsible apparel and footwear industry, its suppliers, and its customers.

Engelbert Strauss, Inc. joined the AAFA in 2024 to support a collective voice for positive change in the apparel and footwear industry. More information about the AAFA can be found here.

WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP

PRODUCTION

our products could originate in Europe

TRUSTING PARTNERSHIPS

but also in Europe

Environmental awareness in all company departments

ENVIRONMENT

it’s particularly important that we leave future generations with the same living conditions and natural resources that are available to us today. This commitment to the environment is a continuous corporate responsibility. We’re always looking to promote new environmentally sustainable developments and ideas all along our value chain