A/W 22 COLOUR FLASH INFO

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It’s time for self expression again, and A/W 2022 colours will reflect the need to show our feelings and hopes.

WHICH COLOURS ARE STILL IN FASHION FOR WINTER 2022?

All the colours are rather new, apart from one of last season’s favourites, lilac. It’s still one of the key colours for winter 2022 along with other pastels such as pink and soft gray, in the mix for a softer touch, and if you’re looking for a shot a dopamine, RED is definitely still on trend.

Good news if stepping into your walk-in-closet feels like going to a candy shop

WHAT ARE THE TRENDS FOR WINTER 2022

Looking for something new? Say hello to winter whites and Greek blues, shades of Mykonos are on trend for the upcoming season, bringing light and brightness to winter skies. But we’ll also see more rich colours to warm hearts and minds.

So, what are the fashion colours which will be added to many seasonal wardrobes? Blue, green, grey, orange?
In fact, BROWN and PALE YELLOW are to be some of the most fashionable colours this winter, expressed through a range of warm shades and hues which will warm the heart. But if you’re looking for something with even more standout, METALLICS are also set to be on trend for the holiday season and beyond, into spring/summer 2023. Gold and silver, radiating excitement and light.

BROWN

From buttery lights to dark almost black hues reminiscent of dark oak or strong sturdy shades with red hues, brown is here to stay for more than one season.

YELLOW

As for yellow, winter 2022 will start in pale yellow hues and move to deeper shades as we move through the season, right through to a deep honeycomb, adding uplifting warmth.

You’ll find all these and many more in our colour palette which includes 130 shades for t-shirts, poloshirts, sweatshirts and hoods.

Discover your seasonal colour now

B&C European HQ & Asian Office are carbon neutral!

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As a responsible company we feel it’s our duty to reduce our environmental impact and so help prevent global warming exceeding 1.5° by the end of the century. Calculating our Corporate Carbon Footprint so we can consciously work to reduce it and offset it as necessary is key to our sustainability objectives. We’re proud that we’ve achieved our Carbon Neutral Company* goal in 2021, and we’ll continue our efforts every year.

*This does not cover emissions produced in the production process, from farm to warehouse.

How did we do it?

MEASURE EMISSIONS

Working with Climate Partner, a certified 3rd party, and in accordance with the guidelines of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol), we measured the emissions produced by our Head Office in Waterloo and our Local Liaison office in Dhaka including energy consumption, office supplies, waste, company travel etc*

Our 2021 emissions were 540 tonnes in CO2 equivalent, setting our target for immediate offsetting and future reduction.

*This calculation does not cover emissions produced in the production process, from farm to warehouse.

Track our Carbon Neutrality

REDUCE AND AVOID

The good news is we’ve already significantly reduced our emissions, by 44% in fact since 2019. We’re now looking forward, and we know we’ll have to work hard to keep our emissions as low as possible in the future.

We can only do this by making the best choices in energy, travel and office design and by implementing the right procedures in recycling and paperless communications. These are all things the whole B&C team is focused on, whatever their job.

OFFSET WHAT’S LEFT

We can’t reduce our emissions to zero but as it’s important for us that our European HQ and Asian Office be Carbon Neutral we decided to offset the 540 tonnes of CO2 equivalent we produce by investing in recognised carbon offset projects such as the ones recognised by the Verified Carbon Standard, the Gold Standard and the Clean Development Mechanism.

Find out more about Carbon offset projects

We chose to support a project close to our production centres in Bangladesh. The Clean Cookstove project provides families with cooking systems that minimise energy consumption whilst limiting the negative health impacts and improving living conditions.

Families save energy, reduce carbon emissions and because smoke is led outside through a chimney they are no longer exposed to toxic smoke in their homes. It also helps to limit deforestation, as the cookstoves need less wood.

What’s more, this aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals we have committed to focus on.

Becoming a carbon neutral company is integral to our holistic approach to sustainability. To find out more about all our environmental, social and economic initiatives go to Sustainability | B&C Collection

Download our Sustainability Report

Welcome to our new B&C be inspired blog

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Hi,

We are very pleased to unveil this great tool that we have been working on for several weeks. The aim of the B&C be inspired blog is to share with you the latest news, business tips, printability ideas (tested) or seasonal trends. We hope you will enjoy our editorial line and that you will find ideas, advice, or support to help you develop your business.

Don’t forget to activate your browser’s notifications so that you don’t miss anything and are immediately alerted when a new article is published.

No more talking, on behalf of the entire B&C team, we would like to WELCOME you and wish you a pleasant discovery!


Trends - Dare to use textures!

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Current trends favour the addition of texture to textiles, either through the structure of the material itself or through the addition of textured decoration.
But how do you do it?
Combine several decorating techniques to create that perception of structure.
Here are some inspirations.

Break away from traditional embroidery by combining it with printing

By combining the best of printing and embroidery you will obtain an ultra qualitative, artistic and retail result.

Pimp your embroidery

Looking to add an extra touch or try something different to your embroidery projects?
Why not add 3D puffy foam to your embroidery designs to literally make them stand out!
The results are impressive.

Puff up your prints

Puff inks contain an additive that swells when drying. This gives your design a three-dimensional look. When creating a design, you have more options than just art and color – you can also add depth to that list. Puffy ink creates a new dimension and is a great way to add depth to a design.

Combine materials through your design.

Put knitwear on a single jersey for a surprising effect.

Output:

Remember that the quality of your base fabric is the foundation of the solution to achieve a superior result.


B&C is signatory of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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At B&C, sustainability is a continuous effort. We have a 360° approach to sustainability and our products comply with EU health and safety standards. We adhere to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, because social and environmental sustainability is important for us – we hope for you too.

What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

In 2015, the UN member states agreed on 17 global goals to be achieved by 2030. These include ending poverty and hunger, creating decent work and economic growth, achieving equality and combating climate change. These goals are also the starting point of B&C’s sustainability strategy.

We want to do our part. That’s why we are committed to enforce the SDGs in our markets. We work to make our supply chains more sustainable through multi-stakeholder collaboration.

We proudly contribute to 7 SDGs

Some SDGs are less relevant to our textile imprint market than others. Therefore, we focus on 7 specific goals:

No poverty

  • We support NGOs acting for higher wages, e.g. through the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF).
  • We support farmers in their journey to organic cotton.

Decent work and economic growth

  • Our suppliers comply with ILO (International Labour Organisation) requirements regarding fair working hours, equal pay between genders, no forced or child labour.
  • We contribute to the economic growth of our Asian partners and the livelihood of their workers.

Responsible consumption and production

  • We follow the ILO standards and the FWF code of labour practices.
  • We run social, environmental and governance due diligence processes when selecting new suppliers.
  • We have full traceability and monitoring of our Tier 1 and Tier 2 factories.

Climate action

  • We have increased our share of sustainable fibres.
  • We favour sea freight over air transport.
  • We have a 100% green warehouse that uses solar panels and wind turbines.
  • B&C boxes are 80% made of recycled material and are fully recyclable.

Partnership for the goals

  • We partner with our stakeholders to contribute to a better future.
  • Internally, sustainability is a mindset and a matter for all departments.

Good health and well being

  • We do not use any hazardous substances, as certified by Oeko-tex.
  • We support initiatives that contribute to a healthier life for farmers.

Gender equality

  • Our Code of Conduct requires ‘no discrimation’ of any kind by factory management.
  • We provide training in factories to prevent violence and harassment in the work place.
  • At B&C HQ 50% of the Management Committee is female.