How Ralph Lauren Designs For Timelessness And Considers The World Around Us

Ralph Lauren’s Timeless Design Philosophy Explained.

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Ralph Lauren recently released its 2023 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the brand’s dedication to creating timeless products while considering their environmental and social impact. The report unveils Ralph Lauren’s Timeless by Design approach, which integrates timelessness into every aspect of the design process, from inspiration to product use and reuse.

Creating with Intent:
As part of its Timeless by Design strategy, Ralph Lauren introduced the Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold Luxury Cashmere Sweater, a groundbreaking product that sets new standards in luxury cashmere. It is not only the first luxury cashmere item to receive the Cradle to Cradle certification but also one of five iconic products committed to achieving this certification by 2025. This initiative demonstrates Ralph Lauren’s commitment to supporting the circular economy and promoting sustainable practices within the fashion industry.

Protecting the Environment:
Ralph Lauren has made significant progress in its environmental conservation efforts. The company has embraced innovation by developing sustainable products such as the POLO MIRUM sneaker and crossbody pouch. These items incorporate Natural Fiber Welding’s MIRUM components, which are 100% plastic-free and derived from plants and minerals. By exploring alternative materials, Ralph Lauren aims to reduce its environmental footprint and inspire others to follow suit.

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Championing Better Lives:
In addition to environmental sustainability, Ralph Lauren is committed to improving lives within its workforce, supply chain, and communities. The company has taken important steps to promote gender equality and diversity by achieving its goal of increasing the number of women in factory leadership positions ahead of schedule. Ralph Lauren has also implemented measures to eliminate coal from its supply chain, contributing to cleaner and more sustainable manufacturing practices.

Supporting Cancer Care Equity:
The Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation has made a significant commitment to reducing cancer care inequity in underserved communities. With a $25 million pledge, the foundation aims to expand or establish five cancer centers across the United States. As part of this commitment, the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Prevention at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has already been inaugurated, symbolizing the brand’s dedication to making a positive impact beyond the fashion industry.

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