Maison Bompard is mindful of the major issues relating to cashmere and, more generally, to the textile industry, and is committed to becoming one of the key stakeholders in eco-responsible knit..
1- Our cashmere from the high Mongolian plateau
Cashmere is found in many countries across the world, but Mongolia has the highest quality – and it is mainly in Inner Mongolia that we collect it. Why so? This is quite simply because the goats are raised there in ideal climactic conditions that match the environment in their homeland, and because it guarantees an unrivalled quality of the fibres and their fleece. At Eric Bompard, only the best cashmere fibres are used to weave and knit your favourite designs.
2- Our commitment towards animal welfare
Our garments would not exist without the goats and their beautiful winter coats. At Eric Bompard, animal welfare is at the core of our commitments. As a 30-years cashmere expert, we have worked with our CSR department*, our historical partners and the breeders to establish an Animal Welfare Charter. Our ambition is twofold: to guarantee superior quality to our customers and sincere kindness on all our sectors, on our breeders and their herds. Concerning our wool suppliers, we aim for the voluntary and independent Responsible Wool Standard certification, guaranteeing animals their fundamental freedoms.
3- Our Eric Bompard quality standard
Maison Eric Bompard has stood out for more than 30 years with its high quality standards. Our fibres, the length of our ply, the thickness of our knitting, the finishes – all the stages are subject to a meticulous and uncompromising care. We also offer the best know-how of our different manufacturers throughout our collections: intarsias, prints, Jacquards, twists, embroideries, brushed cashmere... Finally, to unite our standards, we are currently creating the Bompard Cashmere Standard. Because it is the cornerstone of our company and also of your satisfaction.
4- Our textiles, your health
Obviously, fashion must under no circumstances take precedence over health, so 88% of Eric Bompard textiles are certified Oeko-tex 100, with an objective of 100% by 2020. We are the first French cashmere knitwear brand to be certified Oeko-tex 100. This label is the first textile label to guarantee that no harmful or irritating substances for the skin are present, meaning the absence of azo dyes, formaldehyde, cadmium, nickel and many other chemicals. With the aim of being 100% organic cotton-certified GOTS by 2023, we reject any cotton with toxic substances that could be absorbed through the skin, or that could be a danger to the farmers.
5- Our social commitment
More than ever, social ethics is at the heart of the Maison's commitments - as our new Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct shows. Respect for human rights, the eradication of forced labour and the exploitation of workers, the rejection of child labour, the abolition of discrimination and corruption, health and safety in all stages of production... There are many possible risks and we are resolute in what we demand.
6- Our planet is our priority
Environmental protection is one of the mainstays of the Eric Bompard approach. We want to contribute to ensuring that the textile industry emits as few pollutants as possible, and we are convinced that there are sustainable production and consumption methods. From our move from conventional cotton to traced and 100% GOTS certified organic cotton by 2023, to work on our recycled cashmere "Up Cycling" program, or to the establishment of a supplier tracking table on environmental issues, we are aware that the work is considerable, but it has become our priority -and we are multiplying initiatives and other efforts without compromise.
* Corporate Social Responsibility.