Iconic french brand from the 60’s, scandale reinvents itself with a new name scandale eco-lingerie, for a more conscious, more inclusive, more affordable lingerie made of 80% recycled fibres.
This revival is based on a sincere approach to combine sensuality, ethics & respect of our planet.
From 1932 to 1975, scandale has included the intelligence of elasticity inside the fibre, becoming a pioneer in liberating women from constraining corsetiere, offering a lightweight, chic, long-lasting lingerie.
In 2020, I re-invented myself including the intelligence of éco-responsibility inside the fibre, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, preserving our planet’s resources, promoting circularity, reducing & reusing my wastes.
In the carbon equation of conventional lingerie, the major impact comes down to the materials used which are for the greatest part virgin and not recycled.
I commit to éco-responsibility focusing on
• Existing components to collect and upcycle into new materials that give them a new life, like recycled fibres, elastics, packaging, furniture in my shops
• My supply chain’s various steps - reducing my carbon footprint and usage of virgin planet resources of my whole supply chain
• The health, gender equality & diversity embracement for women working for scandale éco-lingerie (tiers 1&2).
To monitor at best my supply chain providing transparency & traceability, my development office is based in Asia. I am then as close as possible to the global suppliers of yarns, fabrics & closer to my manufacturers, creating a genuine proximity sourcing.
This choice allows me to :
• Offer a permanent collection manufactured in only 2 selected factories, regularly audited
• Create a lingerie made with 80% recycled fabrics, wrapped in an eco-responsible packaging
• Reduce my CO2 emission & water use in the manufacturing process
• Retrieve kilos of fabrics waste from my cutting tables to give them a second life (upcycling in progress)
• Offer an affordable pricing for my lingerie
• Support my communities & women who work in my suppliers factories through the program “BSR Her project”
• Sign the « transparency pledge » agreement as my genuine commitment to transparency
• Work together with my sustainable supply chain provider in Europe
• Build my Galeries Lafayette corners with 85% recycled materials
I am aware that my sustainable journey has started but not yet arrived to its destination. I have so much more to work on, such as defining solutions to resolve my challenges:
• Reduce distances in my supply chain
• Find more sustainable dyes
• Increase the renewable energy usage in my supply chain
• Increase the ratio of organic textiles & the ratio of textiles/ fibres that had a previous life
• Close the loop by recycling my end-of-life products.
I commit to inform you about my progress towards my sustainability journey & every new challenge I would meet.