LePantalon is committed to promoting a more sustainable form of fashion, this the very principle of our business model. The word "seasonal collection" is not part of our vocabulary.
We are only too aware that the textile industry is the second-largest producer of pollution in the world. Our team is full of dedicated individuals, and that is why we are keen to play our part in changing the trend. Actions speak louder than words.
Commitments and emergencies
Ever since our company was created, we have prioritised a number of objectives year after year without taking any shortcuts.
We have never deviated from our ambition of offering a sustainable form of fashion that respects human rights and protects the environment.
Check out our commitments:
Since 2014, we have offered a single collection of permanent products.
Our trousers are a must-have for the wardrobe, so it is only normal that they are available all year round.
This commitment goes against traditional fashion practices and allows us to avoid the problem of overproduction caused by the infernal rate of launching new collections every season.
In 2020, we are completing our offer with one-off pre-orders. The difference with our range of permanents: anticipation.
More unique, more technical, more seasonal, we offer you different trousers, you order, we produce on the basis of your orders, for a result: 0 waste. To be patient is to be greener.
Use natural fabrics
Cotton, wool and linen: 97% of the materials that we use are of natural origin, but we are determined to go even further.
1583 is the average number of kilometres between our European workshops and you.
We have chosen to maintain our production facilities in Europe, so that we can avoid all air travel, reduce our CO2 emissions and thereby protect our beautiful planet, all of which while leveraging the best expertise.
Work with committed and certified partners
We take the greatest care when selecting our partners.
In addition to delivering exemplary environmental performance and offering faultless working conditions for employees, their production facilities are also subject to EU standards and BCI, Oeko-Tex and GOTS certification, which are currently the best schemes available.
The fabric mill for our chinos is located in the heart of a nature reserve and functions according to a closed loop system, especially for treating dye water.
There are also environmental reasons for enhancing our customer service. We encourage you to ask for advice on making the right choices the first time. It may not cost you anything to return products, but our planet ultimately pays the price, so it is better to avoid returns wherever possible.
We have a dedicated team available to provide all the necessary advice and guidance for your purchases.
A simple call can go a long way.
When you have a passion, you want it to reach as many people as possible. That is our ambition when it comes to trousers. As our brand grows, we are extending our range of sizes, so that everyone can find their dream model.
To help you picture your future look, we have developed an innovative tool in our product data sheets. You can choose the body shape for modelling your trousers.
True to our philosophy of marketing a range of permanent products that are designed to last and which are sold at the right price all year round, we do not participate in sales, special offers and Black Friday events.
We do not have any excess inventory or unsold products that we need to get rid of, so there is no waste, which is better for our planet.
When you buy a product, the thing that matters to you is the actual product. The least that you can expect from an eco-friendly brand is to give you the choice of receiving your order without any packaging.
If you choose the zero packaging option, you will not get a pretty box, silk paper or flyers. All you will get is your product in a recycled and recyclable pouch.
2020 will clearly be the year that pushes the sustainability agenda in the textile industry, and we want to continue acting as a major lobbying force towards a more sustainable form of fashion.
We are starting with our first range of eco-friendly trousers.
We are determined to go even further by using materials manufactured from organic or recycled cotton, recycled or vegan accessories, and fabrics made from plastic bottles salvaged from the ocean.
The next steps
As you will have guessed, an eco-friendly strategy calls for an outward-looking mindset and the need to step away from the comfort zone. To go further still and make our trousers even more sustainable, the sky is the limit.
We have worked alongside the Les Lavandiers brand to offer a washing powder that promises to be a simple and effective alternative to traditional washing powders that are recognised as containing pollutants.
This washing powder is made in France and comprises 100% natural products without any palm oil, all of which in biodegradable packaging.
Setting goals and never resting on its laurels is the hallmark of a passionate brand. We are always striving to go one step further. We are not perfect, but we are doing everything in our power to achieve perfection. Check out what is going to change in the weeks ahead.
Become 100% sustainable
Offer our customers only products that are designed from materials that are 100% organic or fully recycled from vegan or recycled accessories, as well as fabrics made from plastic bottles salvaged from the ocean.
Find an alternative to plastic for the polybags used to package our products when travelling between our workshops and our logistics centre.
We are already trialling an alternative.
Manufacturing our products as close as possible to our customers reduces travel and therefore curbs our CO2 emissions, all of which while safeguarding our expertise and the level of detail and quality that goes into our products.
The first prototypes are underway.
Give products a second lease of life
Strive to give our products a second lease of life and come up with solutions to avoid throwing them away.
Recycling, reuse, hire programmes, clothing with a deposit scheme… such are the ideas blossoming in each of our minds.