When Coster Copenhagen was founded, Chris Coster, CEO, invested in a solar farm in Germany. With the awareness of the high carbon footprint that our industry is leaving behind, this was just one way that the company could give back to the environment.
While Chris is often thinking of better choices in terms of sustainability, Pia Coster, founder and Creative Director, is more focused on choosing the right sustainably resourced materials for our styles and having a close relationship with our suppliers. Pia is, among other things, working with our suppliers to ensure better working conditions, focusing on women and children in Asia. Read more about our supplier initiatives here.
One of the biggest problems in the fashion industry is the consumption and contamination of water. The production of clothes requires a lot of water, where toxins can be released and contaminate the water.
At Coster Copenhagen, we do our best to choose the right and most sustainably resourced materials for our styles. For example, we work with organic cotton and linen. This is to ensure a lower environmental impact and access to clean drinking water for the population living near our production sites.
In 2020, Coster Copenhagen took part in a project initiated by the Lifestyle & Design Cluster. The project included describing the problems we face as a company in terms of sustainable development. We cooperated with a group of students who helped us achieve our goal: creating a CO2-calculator for us to trace our carbon emission footprint within our supply chain.
The project turned out to be successful, and we are now working on implementing the CO2-calculator on our website for everyone to follow our process and progress.