The lifeblood of the fast fashion industry is, largely, speed to market - meaning that it relies on air shipments to ship products quickly around the world. Air transport is by far the most polluting mode of transportation, emitting 91% more carbon dioxide than road transportation and 98 % more than sea transportation.
SKFK has a sea transport policy, resulting in over 95% of our products being shipped by sea, except prototypes and samples.
For market standard calculation:
- We consider air transport for finished products
- For previous steps in the supply chain, we considered 200 km by road were travelled for the manufacturing steps of knitting, dyeing, and confection, both for SKFK and industry standard
SKFK uses biodegradable polybags made from corn starch. Virgin plastic polybags are considered as the industry standard.
Furthermore, SKFK uses recycled cotton hangtags made from our friends at PSP India, the cleanest alternative to virgin or recycled cardboard, commonly used in the industry.
Over 60% of inbound production carboard boxes are reused in outbound logistics.