Since the beginning of Rouje, and even more so as we’ve expanded, we’ve been aware of the impact we can have on these key issues. Every day, we try to challenge and improve our ways of working. We are not perfect but we are constantly setting ourselves ambitious goals to do better, at our level. The road is long but here is already a report of the actions we’ve put in place and of the ones to come.

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63%
of the pieces from our Fall-Winter collection of 2022 were produced from certified fabrics.

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100% of our viscose dresses are made from certified viscose. This is also the case for 95% of all our viscose pieces.

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76% of our skirts are made from certified materials, manufactured in Europe and ground transported.

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95% of our jeans are made from 50% organic cotton & 20% recycled cotton or made using the Ecowash process*

*this process reduces water consumption by 95%, electricity consumption by 40% and the use of chemicals by 90%

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83% of our shoes are made from certified leathers*

*this guarantees the respect of good and sustainable practices in all aspects of leather production: from chemicals and water use, to energy, greenhouse gases, waste management and traceability.

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100% of the knitwear pieces in our collection are made from certified materials. The majority of our knitwear are manufactured in Italy and Portugal and are then ground transported.

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The Rouje Chart of Conduct, signed by all of our suppliers

A Chart of Conduct written by Rouje guarantees that our ateliers respect international working norms and animal well-being. 100% of our ateliers are committed to respecting these requirements.
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We also verify that these norms are respected: today, on top of our regular inspections, 69% of our ateliers are audited by external and independent organizations.

95%
of our pieces are made in Europe or around the Mediterranean for Fall-Winter 2022. All of our suppliers are carefully selected for their expertise. Most of them have been working with us since the beginning.

See below where our Fall-Winter collection of 2022 was produced:

39 %

We produce our knitwear over there, from threading to weaving. Some of our accessories (shoes, belts, leather goods) are also made in Italy.

15 %

Portugal is known for shoemaking and that’s why we produce most of our pairs of shoes there. It’s also where we produce our “second skin” jerseys.

15 %

We have developed a close relationship with a family-owned factory, managed by women for 3 generations. It’s where our flowy little dresses & skirts (“flou”) are from as well as some pieces with sleeves. All of these factories were audited and we regularly go check on them.

11 %

The country developed an authentic denim know-how: our jeans all come from there. We managed to produce our darkest washes with the ecowash method: it decreases water consumption by 95%, electricity by 40% and chemicals by 90%.

6 %

We produced some of our lightest knits in an audited atelier.

5 %

We produce some of our leather goods and shoes over there.

3 %

Our jewelry, our socks and some of our scrunchies are produced in french workshops.

3 %

Our cotton embroidered blouses that our collections are known for are from India. All of our Indian factories were audited and/or inspected by the Rouje team.

2 %

We’re looking for a specific know-how, for embroideries or prints. Every time, we work with trusted ateliers, audited by independent organizations (100% of our Chinese ateliers we worked with this season were externally audited).

1 %

We produce in the country some of our flowy pieces as well as some with sleeves.

0.3 %

Our other denim pieces (jumpsuit, skirt or jacket) are produced in our Moroccan factory.

39 %

We produce our knitwear over there, from threading to weaving. Some of our accessories (shoes, belts, leather goods) are also made in Italy.

15 %

Portugal is known for shoemaking and that’s why we produce most of our pairs of shoes there. It’s also where we produce our “second skin” jerseys.

15 %

We have developed a close relationship with a family-owned factory, managed by women for 3 generations. It’s where our flowy little dresses & skirts (“flou”) are from as well as some pieces with sleeves. All of these factories were audited and we regularly go check on them.

11 %

The country developed an authentic denim know-how: our jeans all come from there. We managed to produce our darkest washes with the ecowash method: it decreases water consumption by 95%, electricity by 40% and chemicals by 90%.

6 %

We produced some of our lightest knits in an audited atelier.

5 %

We produce some of our leather goods and shoes over there.

3 %

Our jewelry, our socks and some of our scrunchies are produced in french workshops.

3 %

Our cotton embroidered blouses that our collections are known for are from India. All of our Indian factories were audited and/or inspected by the Rouje team.

2 %

We’re looking for a specific know-how, for embroideries or prints. Every time, we work with trusted ateliers, audited by independent organizations (100% of our Chinese ateliers we worked with this season were externally audited).

1 %

We produce in the country some of our flowy pieces as well as some with sleeves.

0.3 %

Our other denim pieces (jumpsuit, skirt or jacket) are produced in our Moroccan factory.

85%
of ground transportation
We strive to limit our environmental impact by choosing road transportation. Today, 85% of our items are shipped by land, allowing us to minimise our carbon footprint by choosing the least polluting method.

The right quantities
We try as much as possible to produce the right quantities. That’s why we answer our customers’ needs by restocking during the season so as to avoid overproducing. This choice requires a lot of flexibility, from our internal teams as well as from our partners but this is one of our strengths.

A revolution on the packaging side
New paper packaging is used throughout our supply chain. It allows us to save 2 tonnes of plastic each year. 100% of our shipping boxes are now recycled, compared to 90% in 2021.

Upcycling and rehabilitation
Since 2021, Rouje has been partnering with the ReCréateurs, a non-profit helping to rehabilitate women facing housing difficulties. In their Paris atelier, they create scrunchies using fabrics from past collections. A nice way to give a second life to these forgotten prints.

Absolutely no waste at all
In January 2023, a fully upcycled collection is launched. It reused 2 000 meters of fabric and 332 kilograms of yarn. What was left over was given to the Esmod fashion school and La Friperie Solidaire ("The Solidarity Thrift Store") to help their members learn about the fashion industry.

Committed to supporting women
Thanks to special collections, donations, or actions, Rouje is an advocate for women. After supporting female entrepreneurship with Empow'her, we are now moving forward with La Maison des femmes de Saint-Denis. Since 2022, we offer you an upcycled piece with every collection and all its profits are donated to La Maison des Femmes. Its profits are 100% donated to La Maison des Femme to help fund its projects, from prevention to awareness-raising to education. Moreover, Jeanne Damas became one of this care center's ambassadors, a place dedicated to caring for and treating women who are victims of violence..

We’re aware that there’s still a lot to be done.
Here are the objectives we aim to reach :

Always more eco-responsible fabrics

After making our jeans greener with organic and recycled cotton, we are keeping up with every piece, always favoring certified, ecological, responsible, or recycled fabrics.

A carbon footprint to measure our actions

In 2021, our carbon footprint helped us identify what actions to intensify to reduce our environmental impact. Meet your here, later in 2023, for a second footprint.

Going even further for women

In addition to monthly pieces supporting La Maison des Femmes, an exclusive and committed collab is on its way. Stay tuned!

Jeanne and the Rouje team are all working towards making Rouje get better every day. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to learn more at [email protected]

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