VAILLANT is transitioning towards more sustainable modes of production. We care to work within a virtuous and respectful eco-system where independent and eco-responsible businesses can survive and work together in France and Europe.
PRODUCTION IN EUROPE
It is imperative for VAILLANT to keep its production in Europe to maintain quality and to have a sustainable and ethical approach to the production chain. We manage carefully our production in collaboration with trusted manufacturers that pay fair wages and ensure ethical workplace standards, primarily in France, Portugal, Poland, and Turkey.
Packaging; Dust bags, Hand-tags, and Care labels are made from recycled fibers, and all poly bags are made from recycled plastic. The shipping package/box, plastic garment sachets, and paper shipping/customs documents can be recycled.
SEARCH FOR ECO-RESPONSIBLE FABRICS
VAILLANT privileges the use of yarns and fabrics coming from responsible suppliers. We frequently use fabrics made of recycled polyester (such as our faux fur), FSC certified viscose, and organic cotton denim. We use dead stock fabrics when possible, to utilize existing materials and reduce textile waste. Relegating the use of animal leather for carefully crafted garments and accessories that most benefit from the unique qualities and durability of this material, ensuring that the pieces can be worn and enjoyed for many years. All our products are labelled with recycled polyester tags.
Lace comes from preconsummer deadstock sourced in Calais. Each lace band design can be different, which is challenging, but we have developed patterns that adapt to several different laces. We are working with Calais lace suppliers closely to develop this new production method with short circuits.
Calais has been the city Lace in France for 200 years, and we want to highlight the French savoir faire which is increasingly being lost today. But from collaborating with local french factories, local sourcing, and using innovative fabrics we hope we can contribute to save this industry.