Fashion + Sporting Goods
The fashion industry’s environmental impacts — from GHG emissions to biodiversity loss, microplastics and water ecotoxicity — are now well-known by consumers and companies alike. And so is its potential for solving the current environmental crisis. All eyes are on brands to usher in a new era for fashion, one where industry operates within the means of the planet. The challenge is now translating awareness and good intentions into action and results to shape a sustainable fashion future.
We understand key industry challenges
Business model innovation
Consumers and regulators are putting consumption under the spotlight. Stitching principles of circularity into products to extend their life and increasing the traceability of raw materials can help companies boost brand value, better prepare for the future and build consumer trust.
Fashion is a form of self-expression — what we wear says a lot about who we are and what we value. And it’s why consumers are paying more and more attention to the sustainability credentials and claims of the products they buy. Increasingly, earning consumer loyalty requires brands to communicate credibly and transparently about their sustainability efforts and to make it easier for consumers to embrace sustainable habits.
Product and portfolio innovation
To reduce environmental impacts, brands need to take action through their products. Integrating sustainability into the earliest stages of product conception, and considering the entire life cycle of a garment, has the potential to drive significant improvements across the value chain and eliminate impacts at the source.
Supply chain engagement
Ensuring flexibility and demand-reactive supply chains is needed to build resilience, better prepare for future shocks and translate commitments into meaningful actions that yield real, long-term change.
The more you know, the further you can go. Knowledge sharing and pre-competitive collaboration are key for generating the high-quality data and standardized approaches needed to accelerate industry transformation.
How we can help
For nearly two decades, leading fashion and sporting goods companies have chosen Quantis to guide them on the journey toward sustainable business transformation and operating within planetary boundaries.
We work together to set ambitious goals, deploy effective and meaningful strategies, measure and monitor progress and foster collaboration among industry players through pre-competitive initiatives.
+ Develop integrated science-driven strategies and roadmaps that go beyond climate
Companies that work solely on carbon are missing out on major opportunities to make real progress on their sustainability strategies. We work with you to set ambitious actions on biodiversity, water, land-use change, plastics and ecotoxicity in order to avoid impact transfer and align your business with planetary boundaries.
+ Accelerate and scale sustainable innovation
We partner with you to embed sustainability into your company’s product portfolio by creating ecodesign guidelines, using impact assessments to inform product development and scaling low-impact materials and processes such as regenerative agriculture, adhering to highest regulatory standards.
+ Activate and transform supply chains
Our experts ensure that efforts and resources are focused on addressing the most relevant impacts and making meaningful strides towards the larger strategy by building supplier engagement programs that support your value chain in implementing best practices.
+ Enable new and innovative business models
Our team works with you to harness your brand’s creativity to design better business models (such as rental, resale, and repair schemes; pre-order models of production; print on demand; or greater emphasis on product quality and durability) that enable you to reduce environmental impacts, unlock new opportunities and unleash the best version of your business.
+ Brand story communication
Credible communications are essential to driving sustainable change. Our experts partner with you to shape credible, authentic and relevant brand communications that resonate with your consumers and stakeholders and avoid greenwashing.
Trusted by more than 1200+ businesses
Developing and implementing an ambitious climate strategy for Mammut
Quantifying the plastic leakage of an outdoor jacket across its life cycle
Developing a sustainability-centered brand positioning for fiber brand Naia™
Tracking Progress in the Supply Chain
Tracking Progress is a first-of-its-kind web-based guide designed to make the process of tracking change in the supply chain easier and more efficient than ever.
Counting the cost of fashion
BBC | Quantis' Global Fashion + Sporting Goods Lead, Philipp Meister was invited as a guest on BBC World Service podcast The Climate Question.
Video: How can fashion brands take meaningful biodiversity action? Ask a biodiversity expert.
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