Design and fashion

Dege & Skinner

Dege & Skinner is one of two family-run bespoke tailoring houses on London’s historic Savile Row. History, expertise and heritage combine with a commitment to lasting quality in the brand's tailored garments.
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Highlights

Measure

Absolute carbon reduction

Reporting Boundary: Dege & Skinner – 10 Saville Row, London, W1S 3PF

Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses,
Water, Waste, Business Travel, Paper, Homeworking (excluded from footprint)

Reporting Period: 1 Feb 2021 – 31 Jan 2022

-23.6%

Carbon reduction per employee

-23.6%

Location-based total carbon footprint

24.1 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.1 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

17.1 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

0.8 tC0₂e

Engage

FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.

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Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDG.

9

Certification story

Dege & Skinner, one of the finest bespoke tailors of London’s historic Savile Row, has achieved Planet Mark certification. Achieving the Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. 

This is Dege & Skinner’s fourth year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Over the next year, the company will continue to reduce its carbon emissions and share its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, the company will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“Congratulations to the Dege & Skinner team on an excellent year of sustainable progress. There were many challenges for businesses throughout the year, but it has been important that we don’t lose sight of our global environmental goals while managing in the short term. Dege & Skinner had the foresight and dedication to sustainability to continue to act in the best way for the planet, and the results reflect their tremendous work.”

Certification story

Dege & Skinner takes the matter of sustainability very seriously. Its clothing is built for long-term, sustainable use, and much of the work is done locally, by hand, cutting down on machine use and unnecessary waste. Their clothes are made from natural fibres, and the company actively supports the global wool and animal welfare initiative launched and signed by HRH Prince Charles in 2016, known as the ‘Dumfries House Wool Declaration. 


An environmental spotlight has been cast across the fashion industry. Consumers are becoming more aware of the way their clothes are produced, from the materials used, to the sustainability of brands’ supply chains. Fashion brands must become aware of their environmental footprint, and be confident in communicating their positive actions to benefit the planet and their consumers. 

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Dege & Skinner must reduce emissions by 2.5%.

Aim to reduce carbon emissions by 5% each year

A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.

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