An Actor in Sustainable Development

Selective Sorting

To start with, selective sorting was implemented at the company’s headquarters in partnership with Elise Atlantique. We therefore recycle not only all our office waste but also plastics, glass, masks and the plastic bags used to transport our collections.

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Beach clean-ups

Two to three times a year, we organise a beach clean-up on the Côte Girondine.

This is a chance for all our employees to meet up and share a good time while supporting a cause that is dear to all of us: maintaining our beaches, and in turn, our surf spots.

Headquarters completely shut down for either a day or half-day.

We collect on average 100-150 kg of plastic waste over the course of the day. We use plant-based collection bags to minimise excess waste.

In terms of transport, we hire a bus for the day so as to limit our carbon footprint and the use of our individual vehicles.

100 - 150 Kgs of plastic waste

collected during these outings

Donations

Oxbow has consistently engaged with its community by supporting organisations that assist people in integrating into the workplace.

Not least among these are La Cravate Solidaire, the John Bost Foundation or the foster home AOGPE to whom we regularly donate several hundred textile products each season.

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Recycling

As a textile brand involved for the community, we wanted to offer a local solution for the collection of used clothes.

We work in partnership with the collection and sorting company Actifrip, based north of Bordeaux, near our headquarters. Specialized in the recycling of textile waste, Actifrip is approved by the Eco-organization Re-Fashion.

Thanks to Actifrip, we have a real guarantee of product recycling. In addition to the voluntary collection point at our headquarters, we also provide our customers with recycled wooden boxes in our stores in Bègles, Arcachon, Hossegor, Soorts and Biarritz.

We collect all types of clothes, all brands.

The clothes that our customers will deposit will have mainly 2 destinations:

  • If they are very worn, they will be recovered by our partner OUATECO, in the Landes, in order to be transformed into cellulose wadding (Insulation with a very high energy performance, compliant with the new RE2020 building standard and used by the construction of commercial, industrial and individual buildings) or better, into recycled textile fibers in order to be knitted again and become a new garment!
  • If the garment is in good condition, it will find a second life in Actifrip's network of Friperie, in Nouvelle-Aquitaine