We believe in the role of the fashion industry to create genuine positive impact. As a company, we strive to apply the highest environmental and social standards across direct operations and supply chain, by continuously empowering our employees and supply chain partners to make conscious and responsible choices in their everyday professional and personal lives. Collaboration, transparency and accountability are our guiding values to enable long-lasting and transformational change.
Our guiding principle derives from a new understanding of luxury, one that is based on environmental sustainability, social awareness, and 100% local craftsmanship.
Our mission to become the responsible industry leader in the new luxury knitwear segment, without compromising on the impeccable quality of each of our garments, has never changed. To get there, we continue to adopt state-of-the-art waste-reducing technologies and responsible sourcing practices into the A-Z of our brand.
Our purpose is to wardrobe the women of today through responsibly sourced, climate friendly materials of impeccable quality; creating durable pieces that are cared for.
A part of our sustainability approach is concentrating on reducing material waste and ensuring that our fabrics become utilized in their entirety. The materials we choose directly impact the longevity and durability of our clothes, the way they can be cared for, as well as whether they become waste or part of a new cycle at the end of their use.
50% of our seasonal collections are produced in Hungary, another 40% is within Europe and the remaining 10% is currently produced in China.
AERON’s in-house atelier has the capacity to fully cover the sampling processes of woven apparel. The atelier is providing employment to mainly women, and all of our garments are carefully sampled and made by female-prominent communities of craftsmen.
AERON is committed to supporting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change and its aim to limit global average temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. AERON quantifies and tracks its impact across Scope 1, 2 and 3.
CARBON FOOTPRINT ASSESSMENT FOR 2021
In 2022, AERON will run its first Carbon Footprint Assessment of Scope 1, 2 and 3, and by end of 2022 will have a climate strategy and reduction pathway, delineating the key actions to take in order to achieve Net-zero emissions.
How do we achieve Net-zero emission by 2040?
To achieve net zero emissions, we need to:
MEASURE: Calculating AERON’s Footprint
DEVELOP TARGETS: After assessing the impacts, we develop timed targets & KPIs
REDUCE & OFFSET: Develop a reduction strategy through a combination of in-house efficiency measures and supporting external emission reduction projects
Preserving local heritage
We are keeping the majority of our production local in order to foster a personal relationship with the people who make our clothes, collaborating closely in the development process, investing in maintaining local artisan jobs and skills, and minimizing our carbon footprint.
Through social employment projects, we provide temporary job opportunities in economically challenged areas.
Engaged in helping our community, AERON supported amongst others the Oltalom Charity Society. The goal of this Hungarian organization is to locate and support people in need, from family care to social provision for homeless people. AERON is donating 70% of its March e-commerce revenue to organizations dealing with the Ukrainian refugees and collected aid in partnership with the Charity Service of the Order of Malta.
We support local manufacturers that employ and provide rehabilitation for people with disabilities through income, training and health services.
At AERON we’re committed to local production and providing fair working conditions, respecting every direct and indirect employees’ human rights.
Part of our sustainability approach is reducing material waste and ensuring that our fabrics become utilized in their entirety. Making steps towards a circular fashion economy and offsetting waste, AERON is donating deadstock fabrics to fashion and design students to help their education on a regular basis.
Photos by: István Lábady, Zoltán Tombor, Dora Riederauer