Since 2018, circularity is the guiding principle behind ESPRIT’s strategy. We are making progress every year, trying to provide all employees proper trainings on a regular basis.
Clean. Ethical. Sustainable
Fueled by a vision of radical positivity, Esprit was founded in California by environmentalists Susie and Doug Tompkins in 1968. Since then, Esprit has always been more than just clothing. Today, we are on a mission to push the boundaries of authentic and intelligent fashion with mindfully designed collections. With a fully operational international headquarters office in Hong Kong and a new management team, Esprit has already begun the process of revitalizing the brand and recommitting to its core ethos. This also involves setting new standards with a continuous focus on diversity, ethicality and sustainability.
Esprit is reintroducing the brand’s story in a modern context. We believe in a common spirit of a life inspired. We believe in thinking outside the box and championing innovative ideas as the catalyst for positive change in the world. It’s been in our DNA from the very beginning.
We close the loop
Since 2018, circularity is the guiding principle behind ESPRIT’s strategy. We are making progress every year, trying to provide all employees proper trainings on a regular basis. Looking beyond the current “take, make and dispose” extractive industrial model, the circular concept encompasses how the Company design and create products, which materials are chosen and why, how natural resources are managed, how we value human resources, educate and empower consumers, and how we ensure that ESPRIT products are being used and reused responsibly and effectively for as long as possible in their most valuable form, and hereafter return safely to the biosphere.
Moving towards circularity, Esprit incorporates the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in our sustainability strategy.
The Sustainable Development Goals are an internationally recognized framework that aims to address three elements: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. This is part of a broader endeavor to eradicate poverty and strengthen peace and freedom.
At Esprit, the risk committee of the board of directors is responsible for the topic sustainability and all related risks and aspects, such as human rights, due diligence processes, environmental risks and governance. The names of our current board members can be found here.