Gucci for circular economy

Gucci-Up is our circular-economy initiative focused on the up-cycling of waste leather and textiles generated during the production process.

In 2018, as a result of partnering and cooperating with many non-profit organisations, Gucci has been able to reuse around 11 tons of leather scraps.

The initiative also partners with social cooperatives in Italy working with marginalised groups, to train and re-integrate people back into their communities.

The up-cycling of left-over scrap leather and fabric materials to produce embroidery for the global fashion market forms a cornerstone of Gucci’s partnership with the Mumbai-based I was a Sari programme.

Gucci also works with Green Line, located in Recanati, Italy, a specilaist in the recycling of textile scraps. Green Line collects and recycles any textile waste so that it can be re-used.

In 2018, around 92 tons of scraps were collected from our suppliers and have been regenerated for further use.