More sustainable Familon, one pillow at a time

Our mission is to offer products and solutions for wellbeing to help everyone sleep and feel better. The key function of our products is to wish everyone sweet dreams, but we also want them to be a promise of sustainable operations and a commitment to the principles of sustainable development. Sustainability is no simple issue in the textile industry, and for us it means, above all, choices that respect the environment and people at the various stages of the value chain, from design to manufacture and transport.

When we set out to structure Familon’s sustainability for the first time in the form of a separate report (Familon Sustainability Review 2018), we felt we had succeeded in many respects.

Familon Sustainability Review 2020 will be available in November 2021.

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Extracts from the Review

Local production and long-term partnerships

Local production is important to us and worth pursuing – in 2018, 94% of Familon’s products were manufactured in Europe and 6% outside Europe. As our supply chain extends to distant countries, membership in the amfori BSCI network enables us to ensure that social responsibility matters are in order in production facilities and with suppliers, near and far.

When it comes to product development and a reliable supply chain, long-term partnerships are a valuable asset to Familon. Decades of collaboration with, for example, our suppliers, has built mutual trust and always been the Familon way.

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Sustainable choices

Sustainable choices of material play a major role in the environmental impact of our operations. We are proud of the fact that the share of recycled fibres in the filling of Familon’s pillows and duvets has been high for years and that today it is close to 80 per cent (our target for 2020). Similarly, the share of organic fabrics keeps increasing in every collection.

Above all, our aim is for Familon to be synonymous with products that stand the test of time and use. We think about what happens to Familon products when they are no longer in use, even though we want them last for as long as possible. We see a wide range of opportunities in the circular economy and are, for example, examining ways of recycling polyester with Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto, the company in charge of waste management in Southwest Finland.

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We know that we are just taking the first steps in our sustainability work, but ambitious goals are taking us forward by leaps and bounds. The 14 targets set for 2020 will again contribute to making our operations significantly more transparent, sustainable and fairer.

In our Sustainability Review, we look at the year 2018 at Familon, comparing it with, for example, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and opening up our sustainability goals for the future. We promise to be an even more sustainable and responsible company in the future. A good way to boost our sustainability efforts is to say our goals out loud – no matter how small or big.

Familon Sustainability Review 2018 >

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