Crew Clothing Company has used Trimco Group UK to manage and implement the use of 100 percent recycled polybags across its extensive global supply chain.
As part of the brand's sustainability journey, Crew Clothing Company wanted to source a more circular solution to its regular polybags. Furthermore, with the UK Plastic Packaging Tax that came into force in April, the British clothing retailer was keen to implement the change quickly.
Even though the new legislation provides that the tax applies to packaging with less than 30% recycled plastic, Trimco Group's team advised the use of 100% recycled polybags, which is not only in line with the clothing retailer's sustainability vision, but also provides them with a future-proof solution.
Less than three months after starting the project, the new 100% certified recycled plastic polybags were ready and available to call-off from all sites. Additionally, Trimco Group and Crew Clothing's discussions and partnership plans for a wider sustainability drive include underpinning sustainability claims with ethical certification, as well as supplier track and trace data.
Sara Kwok, Managing Director at Trimco Group UK, said, "Being able to fully support our clients in their sustainable journeys is one of the most important things to us. Thanks to our experienced global team, we were also able to drive the project forward quickly without compromising the quality of service or product, which is what our customers have come to expect from us."