Products of Change


Thu 16 Nov 2023 | by Rob Hutchins

Aykroyd & Sons unveils its Sourcing for the Future report on sustainable development

The licensed apparel specialist, Aykroyd & Sons has unveiled its Sourcing for the Future booklet, a compendium of the steps taken and successes the business has seen over the course of its sustainable journey so far. Developed to be shared with Aykroyd's customers, licensors, and all its business partners, the publication offers a new level of transparency over the production and development processes behind the company's apparel portfolio. Key points highlighted in Sourcing for the Future are the team's approach to circularity in garment design as well as its ongoing investigation into closed loop operations and ways in which Aykroyd & Sons can recycle its garments. "We care about how the products we buy and sell are made and want to make choices that benefit the environment and society," said Sion Aykroyd, sales and licensing executive at Aykroyd & Sons. "We've created this resource to encapsulate all our work, share it with the industry and hopefully help escalate change." Following the Science Based Targets initiative, Aykroyd's next step will be to have initiatives in place to target, measure, and report on its carbon footprint, enabling the team to track its scope 1 and 2 emissions. "We hope the industry follows in recognising that each step businesses like ourselves take to confront the challenges facing our planet will collectively build a more sustainable world," said Sion.