Recycling & Sustainability

Designing products and services to extend the lifecycle of shoes, clothing and accessories and encourage a circular economy.

  • Giving items a new lease of life.

    As part of our zero-waste ethos, PLG works with retailers and utilises its in-house recycling facilities to find sustainable ways to extend a product’s lifecycle.

    From product co-creation to solution innovations, PLG will find a solution that works best for the retailer and its end-customers, whilst ensuring traceability and transparency for everyone involved.

Key Statistics

  • 15m

    Items of clothing recycled*

  • 2m

    Pairs of shoes recycled*

  • <1%


*Since 2010

Our Recycling & Sustainability Process

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    • Step 1

      Material profiled and determined no longer fit for resale through traditional distribution channels (e.g. due to product contamination, health and safety regulations or damage beyond repair).

    • Step 2

      Material is physically sorted at our in-house recycling plant, segregated by material composition and colour.

    • Step 3

      Mechanical Processing of Materials (Tearing and Granulating Processes).

    • Step 4

      Raw Materials produced - ready for new product creation - in collaboration with retailer or brand partner.