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Sustainability

  • Sustainability, European, fair – The MEYER philosophy

    MEYER trousers are consistently produced sustainably.

    Beginning with the seeds used to the cotton harvest and the textile production, to the neat trouser seam. The result is outstanding quality that our customers can wear while having a clear conscience. By purchasing at MEYER, you are supporting fair production conditions and protection of our environment beyond environmental standards.

  • Social responsibility out of conviction

    MEYER trousers have an ideal fit – for your conscience too.

    We have a high standard for good production conditions and we are only satisfied if all of our employees are healthy, safe and participate in production with a fair wage. This is why our trousers are sewed in our own European production facility near Kronstadt in Romania.

  • Ecological clothing for a healthy future

    MEYER trousers are developed in Germany and produced in our own production facility in Europe.

    In this way, not only do we guarantee the excellent quality for which MEYER is known internationally, but we also ensure a sustainable and environmentally-friendly production. 

    For us, it is all about good conditions for people and the environment

  • Environmentally-friendly clothing from our own European production

    MEYER trousers have already been being sewn for over 25 years near Kronstadt in Romania. Thanks to our own production facility, we can influence the different processes of trouser production down to the smallest details while placing great value on sustainability. In order to protect nature, for example, we have equipped our industrial laundry with an integrated water treatment system. When buying our materials too we place great value on environmentally-friendly fabrics and haberdashery from Europe and, for example, source our outer fabric exclusively from renowned European weavers.

  • Why should you buy our sustainable trousers made of organic cotton?

    You are making the choice to buy sustainable trousers for the environment, the farm workers on the cotton plantations and for your own well-being. Organic cotton makes our trousers especially soft and gives them a pleasant wearing comfort.

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Advantages of ecological cotton production

Non-toxic

No use of hazardous chemicals, such as pesticides and fertilisers. No genetically modified seeds.

Natural

Water-saving cultivation, because sustainable agriculture promotes healthier soils, which can absorb water better

Animal-friendly

Promotes biodiversity and the welfare of animals and helps build local communities

  • Quality, ethics and a good price are not mutually exclusive

    Our customers question the origin and the production conditions of their clothing items precisely, and rightly so because quality, sustainability and fair manufacturing go hand-in-hand. By purchasing MEYER trousers, you are taking a stand for fair wages, good working conditions and environmentally-friendly production. Support a “made in Germany” design, which is produced in Europe and whose production chain, down to the last seam, is fair for humans and the environment.

  • Shopping with a clear conscience: How can I tell a pair of trousers is sustainable?

    Trousers made from sustainable production are characterised by their excellent quality. Organic cotton in particular is extremely soft on your skin and also keeps its form perfectly, even after being washed several times. You can also recognise ecological fashion labels, such as MEYER, by recognised certifications, which have to be renewed regularly, such as the STeP by OEKO-TEX® seal for social responsibility and sustainability.

    MEYER trousers: sustainable and responsible shopping directly online! Anyone looking for fair men's trousers they can wear with a clear conscience should take a look at the different chino and trouser collections from MEYER. Whether the MEYER EXCLUSIVE, M|5 or Oslo, we guarantee a stylish appearance, which is based on a fair and environmentally-friendly production.

Fairtrade

  • What is Fair Trade cotton?

    Cotton production is exposed to large market fluctuations and small farmers are often forced to sell their harvest at the lowest prices. This poses major challenges to producers and retailers, which are often solved with serious measures for humans and the environment, e.g. in the form of child labour or the use of genetically modified seeds.

  • Fair Trade cotton follows these rules

    • Fixed minimum price over the regional market price for cotton producers
    • Payment of a Fair Trade premium by the importers. The cooperative decides on its use
    • Pre-financing of the harvest, by request, at 60 per cent of the contract price
    • Promotion of long-term and stable trade relationships
    • No forced labour
    • No illegal child labour
    • No discrimination – the cooperatives are open to new employees
    • Independent and democratically-controlled form of organisation
  • What distinguishes Fair Trade trousers from MEYER?

    Part of our MEYER collection is produced from Fair Trade cotton. These conditions apply in our own European production facility near Kronstadt in Romania: Social security thanks to regulated employment contracts
Collectively agreed wages and working hours
Health and safety protection measures in the workplace in accordance with European standards.

Whom and how does buying a pair of sustainable MEYER men's trousers help?

From our Fair Trade offer

MEYER-Hosen: Fairtrade- & Ökotex-Siegel - Unsere Zertifikate

  • Unsere Zertifizierungen garantieren die Einhaltung sozialer und ökologischer Standards, mit denen wir den Fairtrade-Gedanken des sozial verträglichen Wirtschaftens auf den Bekleidungssektor übertragen.

Our STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification

STeP by OEKO-TEX® stands for "Sustainable Textile Production" and aims to permanently implement environmentally friendly production processes, to improve occupational safety and to promote socially acceptable working conditions in production plants. STeP stands out from other certification systems in that it not only considers individual sustainability aspects, but also carries out a holistic analysis and evaluation of production conditions at all stages of the entire supply chain.

What does the certification say?

STeP analyses all important areas of the company within the framework of 6 modules and reviews them regularly by the OEKO-TEX® institutes: In this way we create transparency in the supply chain and give you the assurance that our trousers are tested for more than 300 harmful substances and are produced in Europe in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible manner.

Our Fair Trade certification

YOU’RE MAKING A DIRECT CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS BETTER LIVING CONDITIONS FOR THE COTTON GROWERS. The FAIRTRADE Mark for Certified Cotton guarantees that: Small farmers receive a guaranteed minimum price for their cotton that’s higher than regional market prices. In addition cotton pickers are given a FAIRTRADE premium that they can use for social and community projects. Discrimination, forced and child labour are eliminated. Long term trading relationships are encouraged, the harvest is financed in advance.

We take our responsibility seriously.

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