SUSTAINABILITY BEHIND
BOBO CHOSES

LET’S PUT A SMILE
ON EARTH’S FACE

At Bobo Choses, we have always been responsible for our social and environmental footprint. We strive to create friendly products for our environment and continuously improve our production processes’ sustainability. 

Discover here some facts, which improve year after year.

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FIBRES AND MATERIALS

We strive to replace conventional materials with more sustainable ones that have a lower impact on both nature and human health.

We use GOTS-certified organic cotton as the primary fiber in our collections. We are increasingly incorporating more sustainable fibers such as linen, cupro, recycled polyester, and LENZING™ Lyocell.

The cotton yarn is organic *GOTS certified. The cotton was grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or any other chemical fertilizer. Its sustainable production system also helps to replenish and maintain soil health.

• 83% of the cotton used in our AW21 for Kid & Baby collection is GOTS certified organic cotton.

• Organic cotton reaches 52% in the Woman and Man collection.

• Recycled wool is the new sustainable incorporation in the Adult collection.

As a novelty, this is the first winter we have 100% organic cotton knitwear, comfortable to wear on a daily basis.

We use eco-responsible fibres such as ecovero and lyocell, which represent 6% of the production.

This collection has more recycled fibers such as recycled polyester, recycled polyamide, and pre-consumed cotton.

We’ve also used recycled fabrics in all our denim and outerwear garments, also in some accessories.

Denim fabric is 20% grs certified recycled cotton.

Most of our outerwear garments have water-repellent treatment by bionic finish eco, an ecological water-repellent impregnation.

Outerwear garments are waterproof (5000 mm), and breathable with 5000 g/m2/24h.

• Bottles are made in Spain, are free of BPA, and do not retain or transmit flavors.

The trays are environmentally friendly as they are made from sustainably sourced fsc® certified made in sweden.

• All of our Polybags have d2w® biodegradable plastic additives. It accelerates the natural process of oxidation until the product is no longer plastic but a material that can be bio-assimilated (i.e., used as a food source) by bacteria and fungi on land or sea. Best of all, if it escapes collection and ends up as litter in the environment, it will degrade and biodegrade in a continuous, irreversible, and unstoppable process until there is nothing left, in the same way as nature’s waste.

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02

PEOPLE MATTER

Our garments are made locally. We love to work hand in hand with our local suppliers and manufacturers, support them and to learn from their know-how.

94% of our AW21 Kid & Baby collection was produced between Spain and Portugal, of which 74% was produced less than 10km away from our headquarters.

 • Sandals are 100% made in Spain using 100% leather.

91% of our AW21 Adult collection was produced between Spain and Portugal, of which 61% was produced less than 10km away from our headquarters.

• Sneakers are made in Slovakia by Novesta with natural rubber compounds.

 

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03

OUR CODE OF CONDUCT

Bobo Choses is conscious of the importance of the environment and health problems due to its chemicals’ textile industry. For that reason, the production and finishing factories we work with are OEKO-TEX certified. Plus, all of our suppliers need to comply with our Code of Conduct, which helps us share our mutual responsibility for fair labor and a safe working environment.

• The cotton yarn is organic *GOTS certified. The cotton was grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or any other chemical fertilizer. Its sustainable production system also helps to replenish and maintain soil health.

• We visit our suppliers regularly to ensure that they are meeting Bobo Choses ethical standards.

• The production and finishing factories we work with are OEKO-TEX certified, so we have a clear and transparent view of our entire textile supply chain.

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04

SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY

On the corporate social responsibility (CSR) side, we usually collaborate with The Red Cross and several other social organizations to help families and children in need. We like to get involved with summer camps, foundations, and other social projects along the way.

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HEALTHY GARMENTS

We analyze our garments at one of Europe’s leading research centers called AITEX to certify that they are healthy garments. All of our products are free of nickel and chromium.

• Swimwear is made of recycled technical fabrics, such as Polyamide from Q-nova and Infinyl, and it has Ultraviolet Protection Factor 50+ protection.

• Outerwear garments have water-repellent treatment by BIONIC FINISH ECO, an ecological water-repellent impregnation.

• We are chromium and nickel-free.

• Our water-repellent treatment is free of fluorocarbons, formaldehyde, and paraffin.

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RE-USE, RE-CYCLE, RE-DUCE

Working with MADE-BY and ANTHESIS organizations helps us with action plans to address carbon, water, and waste reduction. In five years, we have reduced our carbon footprint by 7.4% and our water consumption by 30%.

We make an accurate forecast when we buy fabrics to avoid overstock. All the scraps generated at the production stage are donated to a local foundation called CEO El Maresme for recycling and re-use. At the moment, we are working on a dedicated project to expand the lifecycle of our overstock materials with the Waste Agency of Catalonia and Hallotex-The Loop. We hope to share more information soon.

• We’ve reduced our water consumption by 30%.

• We’ve reduced our carbon footprint by 7.4%.

• All the scraps are donated for re-use.

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Besides that, thanks to research, development, and innovation, we have managed to create a permanent collection made with recycled, upcycled, and natural materials that rescues the most iconic and beloved prints and patterns in the brand’s history. A delight for Bobo Choses lovers.

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RESPONSABLE PACKAGING

Our shipping bags are environmentally friendly because they are made of resistant kraft paper that is 100% recyclable and biodegradable and have the international Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

A double closing system makes your returns much responsible and effortless. Their smaller size compared to other traditional packaging options helps reduce their environmental footprint: less transport volume, fewer costs, less fuel consumption, no seal, or fillings. No waste!

Plus, it’s a great blank canvas to let kids’ creativity fly!

• 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging.

• PEFC certified.

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BOBO CHOSES AND YOU

Once you have a Bobo Choses garment at home, there are a few things you can do to promote the lifecycle of the clothes.

Take good care of them, following the instructions for each type of garment.

Give the clothes to friends or family, or donate them to NGOs and Foundations.We always design and manufacture our clothes thinking about durability and heritage. There’s plenty of options for you to choose from. You can give the clothes to friends and family, you can also donate them to the dozens of organizations that help other families in need, the ones that recycle textile items, or you can also resell it or exchange it in second hand markets.

• Buy less, but better. That’s a critical factor in making the world a better place. If we all buy quality products with fair textiles, under proper labor conditions, environmentally friendly produced and locally made, we won’t need to replace clothes that often.

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