sustainability Collaborations

Our partners and collaborators are integral to helping us fulfil our mission. Here are the NGOs, brands and industry organisations that we work with to create beautiful, modern fashion that’s fit for the future.

  • adidas
    • Since 2005, we have worked with adidas to design a collection of high performance sportswear for women, across a wide range of disciplines. adidas by Stella McCartney follows the Better Place Program, which aims to guide and encourage the creation of more sustainable products, without compromising functional and quality performance. Discover adidas by Stella McCartney>
  • Canopy
    • Canopy is an award-winning environmental not-for-profit organisation dedicated to protecting the world’s forests, species and climate. We work with Canopy to create traceability in our viscose supply chain and ensure that all of our cellulose-based fibers are not coming from the world’s remaining ancient and endangered forests. Find out more about viscose >
  • Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF)
    • CSF is a University of the Arts London research centre, based in the London College of Fashion. We are a brand partner of The Kering Award for Sustainable Fashion, developed by the CSF, and part of a five-year partnership to support sustainable design and viable innovation in the fashion industry.
  • COTY
    • COTY, a licensee of Stella McCartney beauty products, produces all of our fragrances. Made following a strict ethical charter, none of our products, or product’s ingredients are tested on animals. And none of the ingredients in our fragrances come from animal origins, including bees. Because of this, we have chosen not to sell our fragrances in China, where government regulations require animal testing.
  • Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
    • The ETI is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for worker’s rights around the globe. We have been a member of the ETI since 2012 and we report to ETI annually on our activities and progress in this area.
  • Fashion Positive – Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    • Fashion Positive is a community of pioneering brands, designers, and suppliers working together to bring systemic change to the fashion industry, one material at a time. We are the first brand to have Cradle to Cradle Gold-level wool yarn. Find out more about our wool >
  • Kering
    • We are a 50/50 joint venture with the Kering Group, working towards a shared goal of positively influencing society and the environment. Our most exciting and powerful work with Kering is the Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) account. It measures and monetises our environmental impacts to help us to better manage our impact on society. Find out more about our EP&L >
  • Kering Eyewear
    • All of our eyewear collections are made in collaboration with Kering Eyewear. They are a result of extensive research into the use of raw materials from natural origins; where over 50% of the materials used to create the plastics in our eyewear come from natural sources.
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
    • The NRDC works to safeguard the earth – its people, plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. Since 2009, we have been an advisor of the Clean by Design (CbD) programme, offering simple ways to reduce pollution, cut water and chemical use, and energy use in our textile mills. Find out more about our CbD partnership >
  • Parley for the Oceans
    • Parley for the Oceans brings together creative industries to raise awareness about the oceans and collaborate on projects that will save them. The Parley Ocean Plastic Program combats marine plastic pollution; one of the biggest threats to the ocean today.
  • The RealReal
    • The RealReal is a leader in luxury consignment, creating a sustainable and easy way to extend the life of preloved goods with their #NeverThrowAway campaign. Consignment and recommerce can play a significant part in reducing the amount of raw materials we extract from our planet and is key in securing a more circular economy.
  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)
    • The SAC is an industry group working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of products. The multi-stakeholder engagement shares a vision of sustainability built upon a common approach for measuring and evaluating apparel and footwear product sustainability performance. In 2011, the SAC launched the ground-breaking Higg Index suite of tools.
  • Textile Exchange
    • Textile Exchange is a global non-profit organisation working closely with all sectors of the textile supply chain. It finds the best ways to minimise and even reverse the negative impacts on water, soil, air, animals and the human populations, created by the fashion industry.
  • Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN)
    • The WFEN is dedicated to the conservation of threatened wildlife, while contributing to the economic vitality of rural communities. Their mission is to protect wildlife in wild places and on agricultural lands in-between, by certifying enterprises that assure people and nature coexist and thrive.
  • Wildlife Works
    • Wildlife Works protects threatened forests and the animals that inhabit them, through the introduction of economic alternatives to local people that are more favourable to them, than the destructive reasons why their forests are disappearing. The success of the Kasigau Corridor project results in many women earning an income for the first time, with over 100 women becoming employed as seamstresses in our eco-factory, rangers, nursery staff, administrative personnel and teachers.


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