Responsible Tailoring

Taking steps towards a more sustainable suit

for men and for women

BOSS Traceable Wool Capsule

Tracing our steps: our commitment to responsible wool

As part of our commitment to finding more responsible ways to produce and finish our garments, we introduce the new BOSS Traceable Wool Capsule Collection. The new designs have been created with the assurance that the entire manufacturing process is meticulously supervised and tracked – from the origins of the wool to the finished product. The resulting collection, crafted from Merino wool, has been created with the highest level of welfare and sustainable production practices.

animal welfare animal welfare
Animal welfare

The wool used within the BOSS Traceable Wool Capsule Collection is from certified growers who adhere to the highest animal welfare standards, including being mulesing free. Mulesing is a painful procedure which attempts to reduce the attack of flies on the sheep’s skin, but this can be managed in other ways.

yarn and fabric yarn and fabric
Yarn and fabric

The wool is prepared, dyed and spun in Italy, by weaver REDA, an iconic family company defined by excellence. REDA ensures that every step in the production process is traceable and has been a partner of HUGO BOSS for more than 30 years.

production production
Production

All garments from the capsule are made in our own production facility, based in Izmir, Turkey.

Responsible from start to finish

  • How it works: tracing our steps

    From Merino sheep in the fields of New Zealand to the HUGO BOSS production facility in Turkey, take a look at the steps and assurances that go into making our Traceable Wool Capsule Collection.

  • Sheep on a farm in New Zealand Sheep on a farm in New Zealand
    Step 1
    Sheep in New Zealand

    The sheep are raised in New Zealand by ZQ-certified farmers who meet the highest on-farm standards. The ZQ programme requires farmers to provide five freedoms. The sheep must be free from thirst and hunger, free from pain, free from disease, free from discomfort and inadequate shelter, and free to act naturally.

  • The sheep are shorn to harvest the Merino fleece The sheep are shorn to harvest the Merino fleece
    Step 2
    Shearing

    The sheep are shorn to harvest the Merino fleece, which is of the highest quality. This raw material is then taken for further processing to make into fabric.

  • The wool is combed, sorted and gathered into longer fibres, known as “tops” The wool is combed, sorted and gathered into longer fibres, known as “tops”
    Step 3
    Preparation & Dyeing

    The fleece is taken into the skilled hands of REDA. There it is combed, sorted and gathered into longer fibres, known as “tops”, which are then dyed.

  • The dyed tops are passed on to the REDA spinning department The dyed tops are passed on to the REDA spinning department
    Step 4
    Spinning & Weaving

    The dyed tops are passed on to the REDA spinning department to process them into perfectly crafted yarn. This is then interlaced in the weaving phase to create the fabric.

  • The garment is tailored in Turkey at the HUGO BOSS production facility The garment is tailored in Turkey at the HUGO BOSS production facility
    Step 5
    Tailoring

    The garment is tailored in Turkey at the HUGO BOSS production facility, where we ensure the highest workmanship standards and labour conditions.

Introducing
The vegan suit

Free of all animal-based materials, the newest addition to the BOSS Menswear collection underscores our committment to more sustainable fashion. Available in three colours - light beige, dark blue and black - this impeccably tailored vegan suit is made in Germany from certified organic European-grown linen. Components that would usually contain wool or horsehair have either been omitted, or replaced with vegan substitutes. This latest look in our responsible tailoring line-up perfectly balances our suiting expertise with our commitment to the planet.

Vegan suit for men by BOSS Vegan suit for men by BOSS
PETA Logo PETA Logo
HUGO BOSS Store interior HUGO BOSS Store interior

Store finder