“Green fashion—be it recycled, organic, fair trade, vegan, or other movements—is not yet a phenomenon of the masses. To date, it is still a relatively small niche segment of the market, albeit a growing one with highly committed consumers. Over time, green fashion will increase in importance. As a large international brand that defines sustainability as an attitude across our entire value chain, Esprit is convinced that our efforts are an inspiration in the market.”

—Lary Brown, head of global sourcing compliance at Esprit, speaking to Fibre2Fashion on Friday after unveiling the latest “Recycled Collection by Esprit” apparel line.