Tapestry joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

NEW YORK – Luxury fashion company Tapestry, which owns brands such as Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman, has announced that it has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) network. 

The EMF’s network aligns stakeholders from across industry and supports their ambitions of promoting circularity and sustainability within their business operations. 

Tapestry, which has also become a member of the EMF’s Fashion Initiative Advisory Board, says it reaffirms its commitment to the EMF’s key principles of circularity: eliminating waste and pollution, circulating products and materials, and regenerating nature. 

“Circularity is critical to building a more sustainable and resilient fashion industry,” said Logan Duran, Tapestry’s vice president, ESG and sustainability. 

“At Tapestry, our brands are contributing to a future that is both beautiful and responsible, and we look forward to collaborating with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Network and Fashion Initiative Advisory Board to continue to tackle pressing climate challenges and generate even more momentum behind the circular economy. 

”By joining the EMF’s network, Tapestry says it is building on its brands’ commitment to innovating and scaling circular business models, such as the Coach (Re)Loved programme it launched in 2021.Now available in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan and China, Coach (Re)Loved offers repair, refurbishment, upcycling, recycling and customer trade-in and has so far given more than 20,000 pre-loved and damaged Coach products a second life. 

Last year, Tapestry held a Circular Design Workshop to encourage designers at Coach and Kate Spade New York to learn about the principles of circular design and explore how products can flow through circular business models. 

Additionally, Kate Spade New York recently launched a partnership with ThredUP to enable its customers to shop pre-loved styles and trade in products as part of the brand’s first steps to build a more circular future. 

Joe Murphy, executive lead of the EMF network, commented: “A circular economy for fashion creates better products and services for customers, contributes to a resilient and thriving fashion industry, and regenerates the environment.  

“We are pleased to welcome Tapestry as a network partner and look forward to facilitating collaboration opportunities with other network organisations and supporting the company on its circular economy journey.” 

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