In this episode of Ragtrader Radio, Country Road MD Elle Roseby discusses the company's sustainability initiatives, expansion plans and recovering from the impacts of COVID and the recent floods.
The episode starts with a discussion of Country Road's culture of being responsible and the mindset that is driving them towards their goal of net zero by 2040. Topics include the innovative processes, significant changes and investments across the supply chain that were required when repurposing fabric wastage while maintaining quality, washability, wearability, stability and desirability of their clothing lines.
Elle also talks about their commitment to grow Australian providers and their use of responsibly sourced materials, their engagement with Red Cross for preloved clothing donations, and the importance of ethical trade. She then moves on to the company's transparency project to increase visibility of their supply chain, their Our World ambassador initiative, their new sustainable store designs and the impacts of the recent floods in NSW.
We wrap the episode with a look ahead to the company's accelerated growth, investments being made, rebuilding a flexible corporate culture after COVID, and increasing their use of locally sourced product.
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