Sustainability has never looked so good...

Sustainability is a vast and complex issue. At Avery Dennison, we work with brands and retailers to turn these challenges into opportunities.

Our practices of designing, developing and testing sustainable products, systems and strategies underpin everything we do. We strive to be a force for good in the apparel and footwear industry, collaborating with our partners to reduce environmental impact, advance the circular economy, and offer you an innovative toolbox of sustainable design solutions.

From material research and innovation, to developing on-demand manufacturing capabilities, to realizing technology that places transparency in the hands of the end consumer, we help you navigate the complexity of sustainability issues to develop smarter, more responsible, and more efficient strategies that anticipate future needs.

At Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019, Avery Dennison presented the Design Studio, an interactive, inspirational space that showcased a variety of solutions dedicated to supporting the design and creative community. As principal sponsor of the space, Avery Dennison worked closely with Copenhagen Fashion Summit to research, develop and curate the Design Studio’s contents, participants and masterclasses.

We exhibited 10 Avery Dennison solutions that can help you make a positive and sustainable change – we invite you to explore them further here.

10 Sustainable Solutions from Avery Dennison

Made to Recover

  • Our oceans are awash with an estimated 150 million tons of plastic. 
  • Avery Dennison is working with Plastic Bank to recycle ocean plastics using Printed Fabric Labels (PFLs).

Made to Revive

  • Storing unsold, unwanted deadstock is costly and wastes space.
  • Avery Dennison’s Agility™ Heat Transfers give unused, surplus clothing a second life.

Made From Organic Waste

  • N.G.S.M (Next Generation Sustainable Materials) aid in the reduction and over-use of virgin wood pulp, and give a productive purpose to agricultural waste from corn, grape and citrus harvests.

Made to Reduce

  • E-commerce shipments typically rely on plastic packaging that uses large amounts of scarce raw materials and can be difficult to dispose of.

  • Avery Dennison’s Kraft Paper Bag provides a high-performance, plastic-free solution.

Made for Cyclability

  • Global compliance and hygiene concerns require clothing to be protected during transit.

  • Avery Dennison’s BioFlex™ is a sustainable, cyclable alternative that’s identical in appearance to polyethylene (PE) packaging.

Made For Intelligence

  • Customers today expect complete transparency around the provenance of a product and desire more personal brand experiences.

  • Avery Dennison’s Janela™ solution gives apparel and footwear items their own unique digital identity that connects to the internet.

Made to Minimize our Own Waste

  • Avery Dennison’s Albert Yarn reimagines textile waste as a resource.

  • Albert Yarn is 100% polyester, with a natural touch and feel.

Made for Transparency

  • Conscious consumers want to support brands that have integrity and purpose.

  • Powered by EVRYTHNG, our blockchain solution provides brands such as 1019 ALYX 9SM with full supply chain transparency.

Made for You

  • On-demand manufacturing requires significant changes to supply chains.
  • Avery Dennison’s on-demand embellishments helps brands avoid unnecessary wastage.

Made To Assess Impact

  • Sustainable manufacturing decisions and choices are complex and require the evaluation and balancing of many different factors.

  • Avery Dennison’s Greenprint analysis tool provides a comprehensive assessment of materials.

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