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.
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. Last year this project recovered 87 tons of material scraps.