promoting circular fashion design
Guests often look to Target for better-for-the-planet product options, and we recognize the rising costs and environmental impacts of waste throughout our own value chain. So we’re exploring ways to design for circularity across our business and shopping experiences—like aiming for zero operational waste, empowering guests to lead waste-free lives and closing more loops in our supply chain through new business models and infrastructure. We’re working toward a waste-free world where we can make the most financial and societal impact by circulating materials at their highest value.
As part of this work, we serve as a strategic partner to the Global Fashion Agenda, and support its efforts to mobilize the international fashion industry to transform the way fashion is produced and consumed. We’ve also committed to the following:
By 2020, we'll invest US $1 million in textile recycling technologies, with the goal of accelerating the transition to a circular apparel industry.
By 2020, all Target owned brand apparel will be designed for functional durability to last the life cycle of the product.
As part of our commitment to quality, we launched a one-year return policy in 2015 for all our owned brand general merchandise—a promise to guests that we don’t compromise quality to sell products at a value.