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Sustainability

Buy better, keep forever. From repurposed fabrics to projects and our ambitions,
discover the COS approach to sustainability.
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Our Commitment

Since the beginning, our design ethos has always put longevity first. We favour enduring style over passing trends. Every piece should have a long lifespan. We want you to be wearing our clothes ten years from now.

Buy better, keep forever ‐ this is our hope.

We combine this approach to design with a focus on sustainable fabrics and material innovation. There isn’t one solution to the issues facing our industry and our planet ‐ there are many. Some are simple, most are complex. Our sustainability team is working hard every day to find them.

Right now, one of our central goals is to reach 100% recycled, repurposed or more sustainably sourced materials by 2030, if not sooner.

What we do at COS is also part of a wider vision. Together, the H&M group is working towards total circularity: explore the steps we’re taking here.



“We’re continuously pushing boundaries here at COS. From innovating new materials to our repurposed projects where we turn production waste into new garments for our customers to enjoy.”

Global Head of Sustainability, COS
Nopor Stuart
Material Development: REPURPOSED COTTON

ORGANIC COTTON JACKET




Sustainable fabrics explained: What are they?

There are all kinds of fabrics in our collection that are more sustainably sourced and we highlight these so you can make considered choices when you shop.

To qualify as a ‘sustainable fabric’ a garment must be made from at least 50% sustainable fibres ‐ but our clothes often contain a lot more! Recycled and repurposed fibres are the only exception to this rule, so we can make sure the overall quality of the fabric meets our standards. We’re working on innovative ways to bring a higher and higher proportion of recycled fibres into our compositions, and this is improving all the time.





REPURPOSED COTTON

REPURPOSED WOOL

REPURPOSED CASHMERE

RECYCLED NYLON

RECYCLED POLYESTER

TENCEL™ LYOCELL

CUPRO

ORGANIC COTTON

RECYCLED SILVER

RECYCLED GLASS






Have you seen our repurposed tote bag?

To create this special bag we recycled our own excess cotton and used a design that leaves minimal waste. The finished piece: an everyday tote that’s strong, durable and also dye‐free.

Because of the complex process involved, we can only make these bags in small quantities, so keep an eye out for when you could next get your hands on one...
Material development: REPURPOSED COTTON TOTE BAG

Material development: REPURPOSED COTTON TOTE BAG






On-going Solutions: What we have launched so far...


STORE LOCATOR


COS RESTORE

We’ve carefully mended some damaged pieces from our own collection with the help of our friends at The Renewal Workshop. These styles have been given a new life, reducing the impact on the environment.

COS BUILDINGS


COS BUILDINGS

A Neoclassical bank in Sydney, a modern edifice in Istanbul and a theatre built in 1920s Los Angeles. Discover the stories behind COS stores around the world.

PRODUCT CARE


PRODUCT CARE

Discover our tips on how to make your pieces last as long as they were designed to. You can also explore a selection of handpicked products that help take care of your clothes.


COS RESELL (COMING SOON)

Resell offers a conscious, convenient way to shop for preworn COS pieces. Through Resell, you can purchase from a collection of preloved styles, direct from the owner. Explore timeless pieces from previous seasons, designed to last for many more.











Our Ambitions: What we’re working towards right now...


2020: COS aims to source 100% sustainable cotton   


All of our cotton is now either organic, recycled or sourced through the Better Cotton Initiative – meaning we’ve successfully reached our goal for 2020.

2030: COS aims for 100% recycled or other sustainably sourced materials

By 2040, COS aims to have a climate positive value chain


Shop our collections

Women's


WOMEN

Explore a collection made to last beyond the season. Discover modern design, timeless style and understated detail.
Men's


MEN

Focusing on form and functionality, our menswear incorporates traditional methods and innovative new techniques to create a timeless collection
Kids

 

KIDS

 

Find playful styles for little ones in a range of colourful shades and simple shapes. Soft fabrics and tactile elements create an easy, everyday collection. 

Baby


BABY

Our littlest styles may be small but they’re big on colour, ease and comfort. Discover a collection for tiny wardrobes.