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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Sustainable Style

THE FUTURE OF WATCHES

Throughout our processes, we consider every component of a watch, exploring ways to minimise our footprint on the planet. We aim 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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Sustainable Style

THE FUTURE OF JEWELLERY

Our commitment to sustainability continues with our jewellery collections. A deeper exploration into new, timeless materials and partnerships allows us to offer pieces with sustainable elements, including recycled stainless steel, recycled glass and Leather Working group materials from certified tanneries.

Sustainable Style

THE FUTURE OF WATCHES

Throughout our processes, we consider every component of a watch, exploring ways to minimise our footprint on the planet. We aim 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 TOWARDS A GREATER GOAL


NOW

90% of our traditional watches are sustainable

Sourcing all straps in leather from a Leather Working Group rated tannery and those in eco-leather 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

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

As we design our jewellery collections, we remain committed to our sustainability journey and aim to increase the use of recycled stainless steel within these collections.


FUTURE

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

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

Increase our range of sustainable jewellery

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

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Image of a suite of jewellery

Sustainable Style

THE FUTURE OF JEWELLERY

Our commitment to sustainability continues with our jewellery collections. A deeper exploration into new, timeless materials and partnerships allows us to offer pieces with sustainable elements, including recycled stainless steel, recycled glass and Leather Working group materials from certified tanneries.

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.

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InterPride.
Founded in 1982, InterPride represents the global Pride movement of over 1,200 organisations and is a membership-based organisation with more than 400 active members from over 70 countries, providing resources for human rights, racism and oppression awareness, scholarships and more.