To drive our progress and measure our impacts, we’re collaborating with key industry partners who share our vision for driving change through innovation.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Coachtopia’s Made Circular™ principles have been informed by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's vision of a circular economy for fashion where products are used more, made to be made again and made from safe and recycled or renewable inputs. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a non-profit committed to driving the global transition towards a circular economy and sharing learnings about its benefits for biodiversity, climate change and waste reduction. Coachtopia's parent company, Tapestry, is a Network Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
1% for the Planet
Coachtopia* is a member of 1% for the Planet, a growing global community of brands and businesses working together to help protect the earth. As a member, we’ve pledged to donate 1% of Coachtopia’s annual sales to approved environmental non-profit organizations working to create positive change. Donations support Black Girl Environmentalist through fiscal sponsor, Nafasi Fund EIN: 81-5363891
Donations made to ShoppingGives Foundation, EIN: 83-1352270. 100% of funds granted to charity.
We’ve partnered with WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering, environment and professional services firms, to create an environmental impact calculation tool for Coachtopia. This cradle-to-grave tool calculates both the Greenhouse Gas emissions of our products and the total weight of waste diverted from landfill to create them. So we can ensure that we’re communicating with the utmost transparency, we’re conducting a critical review of our methodologies with three external life cycle assessment experts—the results of which we will publish in mid-2023.
We’ve partnered with EON, fashion’s leading product cloud platform, to create a unique digital passport for Coachtopia bags, small leather goods, apparel and footwear. Customers can scan their product's embedded NFC chip or QR code to learn more about its impacts, materials and Made Circular design details. Through this partnership, Coachtopia is harnessing technological innovation to meet the need for data-driven circularity in an environment where clarity and transparency on the lifecycle of every product is increasingly vital.
ReCircled is an innovative recycling and takeback company that helps keep pre-loved products and materials in circulation at their highest value, saving them from being sent to landfill. We are working with ReCircled to help recycle otherwise unusable materials. For example, packaging waste and materials from unrepairable Coach products have been reimagined into new Coachtopia materials, such as the filling for the Coachtopia furniture ottomans in select stores.
We’ve worked with Gen Phoenix, an innovative sustainable materials company to develop the soft and durable uncoated leather lining that is used in many Coachtopia products. Gen Phoenix uses a patented hydroentanglement technology to create high quality materials from recycled leather waste— specifically, offcuts from tanneries that might otherwise have been sent to landfill. Produced in a factory with 100% renewable energy and 95% recycled water, our Coachtopia lining is made with 50%+ recycled leather scraps and over 70% total recycled content, for an overall carbon footprint that is at least 84% lower than new leather.
* Building on this Coachtopia partnership, Tapestry, the parent company of Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman, has recently participated in an $18M funding round for Gen Phoenix.
We source the minimum 95% recycled cotton fabrics for Coachtopia T-shirts and hoodies through Everywhere Apparel, a company that collects, sorts and shreds pre- and post-consumer waste materials to create new yarns and fabrics. When a piece of Coachtopia clothing is no longer usable, we plan to work with Everywhere Apparel to mechanically recycle these materials into new textiles of the same value, with the goal of working towards a closed loop system where new products are made from old.
Through GoodShipping* we’re offsetting the emissions of ocean freight shipping from our suppliers to our fulfilment centers and investing in cleaner biofuel alternatives. GoodShipping substitutes fossil fuels in the ocean freight industry with sustainable biofuels, a verified carbon neutral fuel option.
*partnership with Tapestry, our parent company
Partnering* with 3Degrees, we’ve identified a portfolio of certifiable emissions reductions projects based on environmental integrity, impactful and unique criteria. By investing in a number of these projects (learn more about the projects here), we are offsetting the carbon emissions from air freight, the transportation of our products from fulfilment centers to our stores and every e-commerce shipment.