Rented fashion that doesn't cost the Earth

Did you know, up to 10% of annual global carbon emissions are created by the fashion industry? That's one of the reasons why we created John Lewis Fashion Rental, to give customers a more sustainable solution

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Raw Materials: Feather & down

Raw materials: Feather & down

In 2020 we introduced reclaimed feather and down into a collection of duvets and pillows. EarthKind™ duvets and pillows are produced in the UK, the fillings are created using the Global Recycle Standard (GRS). Natural filling from preloved duvets and pillows is reclaimed, sorted, cleaned, sterilised and heat-treated to create a premium fresh blend.

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Raw Materials: Cotton

Raw materials: Cotton

We recognise that the production of cotton based products can have significant economic, environmental and social impacts. We are committed to sourcing our own brand cotton more sustainably and ensure that all key raw materials including cotton used in our own-brand products will be from sustainable or recycled sources by 2025.

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Our Progress


Zero carbon

2035 -‘The year we have committed to achieve Net zero carbon across our entire operations



Beauty product empties were diverted from landfill through the John Lewis BeautyCycle scheme in 2021


Sustainable cotton

59.8% - cotton used in John Lewis own-brand products comes from more sustainable sources

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Look out for FSC®-certified products in store and online which carry the FSC® logo

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a global, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. FSC defines standards based on agreed principles for responsible forest stewardship that are supported by environmental, social, and economic stakeholders. To learn more, visit  

By choosing FSC®-certified products, you are supporting responsible management of the world’s forests and taking care of the world’s forests for future generations.

GIVE A LITTLE LOVEIn December 2020, we launched our Give A Little Love campaign, aiming to support families in need.. Since its launch, Give A Little Love continues to engage Partners, customers and communities and has generated over £5m for FareShare and Home-Start and other organisations local to Waitrose and John Lewis shops.
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The John Lewis Partnership joined Leather Working Group (LWG) in 2016 to support more responsible leather manufacturing. 

LWG is an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to driving excellence in leather manufacturing. LWG works with over 1600 businesses worldwide to promote responsible leather production through certification through the LWG Leather Manufacturer Audit Protocol. The LWG audit assesses tanneries against metrics for energy and water consumption, chemical management, waste management, and more. Find out more about LWG via

Our Initiatives

Beauty Cycle

Beauty Cycle

Since the roll out of BeautyCycle in late 2019, more than 26,000 customers have made use of the programme 46,000 times, diverting over 230,000 hard-to-recycle beauty packaging empties from going to landfill. In April we announced a collaboration with The NHS Becton Centre for Children and Young People. Recycled products were used to construct and donate a playground.

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The Circular Future Fund: The £1m Challenge

The circular future fund: The £1M challenge

In partnership with Hubbub, the John Lewis Partnership is launching a £1 million fund to support trailblazing ideas and innovations that can accelerate the transition towards a more circular economy

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