Apparel & Textiles

Driving sustainable performance across the apparel and textiles sectors.
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Sustainability in the Apparel, Textiles, Footwear and Homeware Industries

Brands and retailers are facing increasing pressure from the media, consumers, NGOs, investors, and governments to deliver on sustainability goals. To thrive in the industry requires innovation and transparency across the value chain, careful consideration of all stakeholder perspectives, and the integration of a solid, sustainable business model to address company and sector-wide issues and, ultimately, drive sustainable performance.

Our team is trusted advisors to some of the most well-known clothing companies – including in the world. Expertise and experience along the whole value chain combined with a genuine passion for the sector, both people and product, allows us to put our clients on a strategic pathway to sustainability and success.

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Anthesis has been an important thought-partner for us. They’ve been so helpful in getting the vendors on board and engaged. We’ve really relied on their expertise and experience to guide us through this process.

Former Sr. Manager, GAP

Aritzia initially worked with Anthesis to set our environment baseline – which highlighted the areas to focus on in our sustainability strategy. Part of this process included using RiskHorizon™ to assess where and what the likely risks are in our raw material supply chains. We look forward to continuing collaborating with the apparel team to support our objectives.

Corporate Responsibility Director, Aritzia

We valued their expertise and knowledge in chemical management which enabled us to establish appropriate criteria for clean beauty and propel us forward on our H Project Approved responsible buy icon program.

Holt Renfrew

We partnered with industry expert Anthesis to ensure we could meet the rigorous requirements of an SBTi-approved goal for Scope 3 emissions. With Anthesis’ guidance, we were able to footprint our current Scope 3 impact as well as model out all the underlying initiatives and activities that will help us achieve our 2030 target.

Former VP of Corporate Responsibility, Target

We started working with Anthesis in 2017, when they helped to write and produce our CSR report. Since then, we have collaborated on a pilot chemical management project with our key denim mills. I’ve worked with several teams and individuals within Anthesis and have been continually impressed by the quality and concerted effort they put into delivering value to our business through our sustainability programs.

Director of Corporate Sustainability, Guess? Inc.

The supply chain report produced by Anthesis was a key element of the success of the initial public offering (IPO) of In The Style. The report ensured investor confidence in ITS and set out a clear roadmap to guide progress.


We were able to create a leading policy on a tight timeline, thanks to the great collaboration and leading expertise provided by Anthesis.

Beth Greenaway, Zalando

Building productive, long-lasting relationships with clients is at the heart of the Anthesis approach to delivering sustainability agendas that result in long-term, positive impact.

With extensive experience in the sector, we support a large range of apparel and homeware clients from fast-growing online retailers to luxury players and independent brands. Our experts are proud members of the SBT Apparel & Footwear Expert Advisory Group and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).

  • Strategy Development and Target Setting
  • Responsible Chemical Management and Sustainable Chemistry 
  • Sustainable Products and Fibres 
  • Environmental and Social Issues within Supply Chains 
  • Circular Economy and Waste Solutions 

Apparel & Textiles Team

We are the world’s leading purpose driven, digitally enabled, science-based activator. And always welcome inquiries and partnerships to drive positive change together.