Louis Vuitton has been at the forefront of the rapidly evolving fashion industry. In recent years, the house has made several changes to its environment-friendly practices. It is also committed to preserving natural resources and creating a positive impact on society.
Since 2004, Vuitton has been tracking its carbon footprint. The company has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent by 2030. However, while Vuitton has taken several steps towards being environmentally friendly, it is still far from the greenest luxury brand.
In addition to reducing its energy use, Louis Vuitton has focused its sustainability efforts on transportation. For example, the company replaced pallet wrap with reusable straps. Also, it has been working towards eliminating some hazardous chemicals from its supply chain.
Louis Vuitton has committed to producing 100 percent of its products through an eco-design process by 2025. This includes the production of recycled materials, such as the use of recycled wool-based jacquard in the “Felt Line.”
As the world moves toward sustainable development, Vuitton has begun to explore regenerative agriculture. According to the company, its goal is to source a majority of raw materials from certified sustainable sources by 2020. Additionally, LVMH has launched a carbon fund. These funds have been used for a biomass-fueled power plant at Belvedere and for other projects.
Another way Vuitton is moving towards a more sustainable future is through a more innovative approach to design. One of these initiatives is the “Upcycling Signal Logo.” Items carrying the logo indicate that they are at least 50 percent recycled.