GUESS Sustainability

About GUESS Sustainability

Our first sustainability plan launched in 2017, and since then we’ve made rapid progress towards positive impact for Our World and Our Brand. Read more about our commitments and progress below.

GUESS publishes its latest sustainability report

Building upon our three pillars of sustainability, the report sets new, ambitious goals for Operating with Integrity, Empowering our People and Protecting our Environment.

Our 2021 goals include:

  • 25% of GUESS denim to meet GUESS Eco guidelines

  • 15% greenhouse gas emissions reduction; Science Based Targets pending

  • Expanding our Council for Diversity and Inclusion internationally

  • Third-party verification of sustainability reporting

 

To see all of our sustainability commitments and progress to date, view the full report at sustainability.guess.com

What is GUESS Eco?

GUESS Eco products are made with environmentally conscious materials and manufacturing processes. The collection includes denim and tees for women and men, with new additions each season.

Water

Water Saving

Less water used in the denim wash process during production

Recycle

Sustainably Sourced

Materials from responsibly managed farms and forests

Earth

Eco-Conscious

New technologies and processes reduce the use of chemicals

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Shop The Collection
 

Look for TENCEL™ Lyocell with REFIBRA™ technology in the GUESS Eco denim collection.

TENCEL™ and REFIBRA™ are registered trademarks of Lenzing AG.

CanopyStyle

As part of our commitment to responsible materials sourcing, we are proud to announce that we have joined the CanopyStyle initiative to help protect ancient and endangered forests.


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Our fall collection uses innovative materials sourced from sustainably managed forests and with new recycling technology, reduces waste and our reliance on natural resources.

Greening Our Operations

At GUESS, we are working to improve our impact on the environment. We strive to build a culture of care throughout the business.

 
  • We’ve reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 10% per square foot.

  • Our LED light retrofit project resulted in over 25% energy savings.

  • At our global headquarters in Los Angeles, we provide electric vehicle charging stations at no cost to associates, offer rideshare incentives and have implemented a recycling program which has resulted in a reduction of waste sent to landfill by two-thirds.

10%

Reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 10% per square foot

Our World, Our Brand

Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that a collaborative approach to addressing systemic social challenges within the industry will produce more sustainable solutions. Working with supplier partners to ensure international standards for human and labor rights are upheld, GUESS coordinates oversight and remediation efforts, and has developed supplier training and a program for worker empowerment.

Committed to the Future

GUESS is proud to partner with The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), an organization that works with cotton farmers, helping them to use water efficiently and care for the environment, as well as promote higher standards of work during cotton production.

Supporting Our Communities

In partnership with Planet Water Foundation,we funded an AquaTower system to provide clean water at a primary school in Juncos, Puerto Rico, and sponsored a clean water well in India through Charity:Water. We also host an annual beach cleanup with Heal the Bay in California.

Sustainable Product Lifecycle Course

We’re educating students and GUESS associates through our annual sustainability class at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. The class is available at no cost to selected attendees and covers topics such as future materials, zero waste design and denim innovation.

Our Partners

Canopy, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, charity:water, Planet Water Foundation, TreePeople, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Heal the Bay,Violence Intervention Program, Anti Defamation League, LGBTQ+ Youth Center

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This is just the beginning.

Learn more about our sustainability efforts.


GUESS Sustainability