POAN uses recycled polyester in its clothing collection while packaging and printed marketing materials are also made from recycled material. In addition, 70% of the packaging is recyclable and the brand works to reduce transit packaging (from factory to distribution).
ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK – REDUCTION OF WASTE AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION
To reduce its waste the brand optimises consumption of materials and reinterpret all materials in innovative ways. In the same line, POAN reduces its greenhouse gas emissions by recycling paper, saving electricity and using electric car service if possible.
ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK – NEW MODEL OF ECONOMY
The fashion labels buys refurbished computers and phone.
SOCIAL FRAMEWORK – TEAMWORK
Georg Weissacher has strong relationships with the suppliers and craftsmen he works with, believing that teamwork is the way forward for sustainability.
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT – CHARITY SUPPORT
POAN works with a charitable organisation about grassroot soccer and create dedicated products to help raise funds to educate the African youth about STD.