Image of a man by the ocean. Sustainability for People & Planet

At Skagen, sustainability and timelessness are at the forefront of our eco-friendly design process, creating pieces to last a lifetime – with people and the planet in mind. We recognise the significance of our partnerships, suppliers and material use and celebrate our selections – solar movement, planet-friendly leather and upcycled/recycled materials. Sustainability isn’t a choice; it’s a lifestyle. Let’s live it.

At Skagen, sustainability and timelessness are at the forefront of our eco-friendly design process, creating pieces to last a lifetime – with people and the planet in mind.

We recognise the significance of our partnerships, suppliers and material use and celebrate our selections – solar movement, planet-friendly leather and upcycled/recycled materials. Sustainability isn’t a choice; it’s a lifestyle. Let’s live it.

SUSTAINABILITY FOR PEOPLE & PLANET

PRODUCT

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Throughout our processes, we consider every component of a watch or piece of jewellery, exploring ways to minimise our footprint on the planet.

We’re aiming to influence industry-wide change by offering an increased number of styles using more sustainable materials and taking action to combat climate change through water and waste reductions.

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Image of stacked leather. Image of stainless steel shavings. Image of #tide granules. Image of the sun.

Throughout our processes, we consider every component of a watch or piece of jewellery, exploring ways to minimise our footprint on the planet. We’re aiming to influence industry-wide change by offering an increased number of styles using more sustainable materials and taking action to combat climate change through water and waste reductions.

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WORKING TOWARD A GREATER GOAL


NOW

90% of our traditional watches are sustainable

Straps are in leather sourced from a Leather Working Group rated tannery or in eco-leather sourced from a Leather Working Group rated tannery.

100% of stainless steel cases are made with at least 50% recycled content

Adding more solar and automatic movements to reduce or eliminate battery waste

Reduce our use of virgin plastic by using materials such as #tide ocean material®


FUTURE

By 2023, a watch collection comprised entirely of recycled components will be introduced.

By 2025, 100% of our traditional watches will be sustainable.

Increase our offering of sustainable jewellery

Introduce a take back programme to restore or recycle unsalvageable watches responsibly

SKAGEN IS BUILDING A

SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

PACKAGING

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We’re harnessing our passion for sourcing, design, innovation and creativity to transform our processes for the greater good.

POSTAL PACKAGING

100% of our postal packaging will be made from 100% recycled content by the end of 2022.


RECYCLED PAPER

Skagen’s core packaging paper is FSC certified as made from 100% recycled content.


HOW YOU CAN HELP

Help us help the planet and check to see if your local recycling centre can handle recycling paper that has already been recycled to ensure it’s accepted.

We’re harnessing our passion for sourcing, design, innovation and creativity to transform our processes for the greater good.

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OUR PROMISES

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WE PROMISE TO BE TRANSPARENT

No questions here: All eco-friendly products will be clearly labelled, so you know exactly what makes your piece better for the planet.

WE PROMISE TO SHARE OUR PROGRESS

Keep track of our progress, plus hear from our designers on how they are evolving our products (and their production) to go planet-friendly.

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PROJECTS

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#tide ocean material®.
Collects ocean-bound plastic waste and transforms it, in part with renewable energy, into a premium second-life raw material used in the design of many of our watches – from bracelets to cases.

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Leather Working Group.
We currently source more than 90% of our leather from Leather Working Group certified tanneries. That means this leather went through a tanning process that met strict requirements on responsible water use, wastewater discharge, energy use, chemical management and air emissions.

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CLED.
World-renowned jewellery design house that’s known for creating elevated designs using an endless source of an everyday material: upcycled glass bottles.

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Soulland.
Soulland is a well-known sustainability-focused fashion brand based in Copenhagen, Denmark, founded by Silas Adler and Jacob Kampp Berliner in 2002.

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SAVE THE WAVES COALITION.
This international non-profit protects fragile global ecosystems and raises awareness about the incredible importance of preserving our oceans for today and future generations.