Sustainability starts at the drawing table and a long-term commitment to making our collections last far beyond hype cycles or temporary trends. Björn Borg products are made for a marathon, not for sprints.
An important key, probably the most important, to keeping global warming at bay is less consumption. Did you know that 85% of all clothes go to landfills? Eighty-five percent. Intimates and work-out gear are not very suitable for the second-hand market. On top of it, they are washed often and in high temperatures (they shouldn’t, check out our care recommendations here). Therefore, one of our greatest tools is high quality. We can all consume less, and part of the equation is that we need access to high-quality products. Products that last.
We make detailed quality controls to assure that the products we offer have the longest possible life span. We check for pilling, bleeding, do wash and wear tests. A product from each season is checked several times for chemicals inline and in third-party labs to make sure that it’s safe for both people and the nature.
You can also help by washing your clothes less often, fill your washing machine, and hang-dry your clothes. We have put together some tips here about how to make your clothes last for longer.
You can find more detailed information about the materials that we classify as more sustainable here.
A more sustainable material
When you see this symbol, at least 70% of the material for the product is sustainably sourced. We consider a material more sustainable when it is made from renewable sources and/or a sustainable process and is grown and produced with methods that have a less negative impact on the Earth compared with conventional alternatives.
Here you can find detailed information about the materials that we classify as more sustainable.
A more sustainable technology
A product marked with this symbol indicates that 100% of the shell fabric (in the surface) is printed and/or dyed with methods that use significantly less water and/ or chemicals compared to conventional alternatives. It can be through a special technology, or simply through not dyeing the product.
Our products must be safe to produce and safe to wear. Good chemical management is key to ensure the safe handling of our clothing for people and the earth. We follow the European Union’s chemical regulations REACH and enforce a ban for so-called Substances of Very High Concern, a type of grey-zone list over substances that are permitted by law but suspected of being harmful.
Our more sustainable choice of materials and processes
Are you lost in the jungle of materials and strange production tecniques? No wonder. The textile industry is constantly making progress in developing new, inventive materials and it can be hard to keep up. But we've got you covered.Read more
As a player in the second most polluting industry in the world after the oil industry, we have a very special responsibility that needs to be taken seriously. People need clothes, but we can contribute to change through taking action to decrease our carbon footprint.Read more
Green your Laundry
Doing laundry uses a lot of energy and produces tons of greenhouse gases every year. The higher the temperature, the more by-products are released into the earth's atmosphere.Read more
Production & Human Rights
Björn Borg has been a member of Amfori for many years and applies the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. This means that the factories that produce our garments are contracted to follow certain regulations regarding human rights, security and working conditionsRead more