THE SPIN OFF
Stine Goya publishes sustainability report
‘We need regulations that ban outdated, unsustainable practices’
Danish fashion label Stine Goya has recently published its latest sustainability report. Reason enough to talk to Thomas Hertz, Stine Goya’s CEO, about the ‘greener’ path the company wants to take.
Could you sum up the specific goals that Stine Goya has in terms of sustainable production and social responsibility until 2025?
We have identified five main goals in our updated sustainability policy for 2021, which are more ambitious than ever before. First and foremost, we aim to use 90% sustainable and/or recycled material across our collections by 2025. This year, we will also launch an online rental concept to implement circularity into the Goya experience, and aim to work on transparency and traceability with our top suppliers. Last but not least, are investing in diversity & inclusion programs such as a newly launched partnership with Mentoring Matters, a global mentoring scheme for candidates from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds that aims to redress the balance of equality and opportunity within the creative industries. We will be working together to provide a three-month, paid work placement for one of their candidates, at our Copenhagen based HQ. The successful candidate will gain an insight into the inner workings of Stine Goya and will experience a wide variety of jobs that make our brand what it is. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience within our team and to be involved in the creative and collaborative day-to-day running of our business.