Lundhags – Makke Pants (Update 2018)

Product Description by Lundhags

The Makke Pant is designed for the more demanding days in the outdoor. A lightweight full function trekking pant with a slim fit and modern cut, engineered for an active user. The Schoeller Dryskin fabric stands up to abuse from branches and rubbing against granite. The DrySkin softshell panels also enhance flexibility where you need it most and Schoeller Keprotec reinforced hems will keep your insteps intact. When you need some cooling, open the inseam ventilation zippers, the hand pockets and lower leg zippers. Long pants are 5 cm longer than regular size with the same waist width. The name Makke comes from Makkene, a mountain in the Offerdals parish of Jämtland, Sweden. The mountain is situated within the Jovnevaerie Sami village, near Sweden’s border with Norway.

GRV’s View

This bestseller by Lundhags has a focus on durability and functionality. As Lundhangs is always looking to improve materials, they have updated these pants from conventional polyester/cotton mix to a mix of recycled polyester and organic cotton, which reduces the ecological footprint significantly. Recycling is still a challenge with this kind of fabric mix. But it is very positive, that the pants is not equipped with PFC’s to keep them dry.

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GRV Transparency ToolLundhags - Makke Pants

 

2018

Management
Commitment
Product

Brand Management

  • Lundhags is a traditional company with a focus on product quality.
  • Long-term personal relationships to manufacturers stabilize the supply chain management and help to implement a code of conduct to respect workers rights and minimize environmental impacts.
  • Dedicated staff follows a five-year plan to gain deeper knowledge on chemical impacts and other emissions.
  • One Season Program: Lundhags is pioneering a new way of seasonal planning.
  • Products are designed to be easily repairable and long lasting.
  • No end of use strategy jet

Brand Commitment

  • The definition of environmentally friendlier materials is to have either recycled and/ or preferred materials.
  • Social audits are done by Lundhags personally, as they entertain long lasting, personal relationships to manufacturers. In regards to the focussed portfolio this is an acceptable business practice.
  • Lundhags takes part in Multi-stakeholder initiatives and has a lively dialogue with customers and outdoor actors to get feedback on product performance.
  • No reporting yet. A five-year plan is in place to structure and measure CSR.

Product

  • Timeless durable design with good reparability.
  • Main fabric is made from a mix of recycled polyester (65%) and organic cotton (35%).
  • PFC free
  • Polyester-Cotton mix is not yet recyclable but very durable
  • Brand Management
  • Brand Commitment
  • Product

Brand Management for us at GRV means to look at all the issues, which are directly controlled and integrated by the Brand’s Management towards business and supply chain strategy as a whole.

With Brand Commitment GRV is looking at the pro-active efforts towards sustainable development on all levels like the % of sustainable product lines within the whole portfolio, or life cycle assessments and public reporting. These are key indicators of the engagement of a Brand towards responsibility.

On this level GRV is looking at product related information, like material content, supply chain and certification. Warranty, reparability and „end of use“ advice are also important aspects. At the moment, GRV is looking at selected highlight products from different product lines, which show the special sustainable efforts of the brand. Here is the overview of the products we looked at, if you want to know the details, go to the specific products.

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  • Integration of sustainability

    Lundhags has two specially educated people to look after CSR within the company. They have formulated a new sustainability strategy with five-year goals on four ...more

    Lundhags has two specially educated people to look after CSR within the company.
    They have formulated a new sustainability strategy with five-year goals on four focus areas. Transparency is one of the goals.

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  • Certificates

    No 3rd party certificates which are directly linked to Lundhags, but dedicated people check the quality, environmental and social conditions first hand. For quality management ...more

    No 3rd party certificates which are directly linked to Lundhags, but dedicated people check the quality, environmental and social conditions first hand. For quality management they follow the guidelines of their internal handbook. In regards to the size and tradition of Lundhags this is a feasible strategy.

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  • Design Process

    Focus is on durability. Versatile, high function products, which are easy to repair. In 2018 Lundhags has started the One Season Program. This program has two ...more

    Focus is on durability. Versatile, high function products, which are easy to repair. In 2018 Lundhags has started the One Season Program. This program has two aspects: There is only one collection per year, which means that Lundhags retailers can view the whole year ahead and decide at different order slots for summer and winter which product to order. The internal advantages are, that Lundhags has more time to spend on design and maturity of a product and more time to test it before it hits the market.

    This results in very good planning for all  parties involved, which means lesser ecological impacts on many levels as well.

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  • Emission Management & Product Transport

    They measure all transportation related CO2 emissions and have a continuous improvement-plan in place to reduce the impact by selecting as many process steps as ...more

    They measure all transportation related CO2 emissions and have a continuous improvement-plan in place to reduce the impact by selecting as many process steps as possible as locally as possible.

    All Lundhags Facilities in Sweden use energy from renewable resources, as this type of energy is easily available there.

     

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  • Sourcing Philosophy

    They follow the stringent guidelines of their Code of Conduct and their RSL  (Restricted Substance List) with all suppliers. Lundhags engages long-time relationships with CMT ...more

    They follow the stringent guidelines of their Code of Conduct and their RSL  (Restricted Substance List) with all suppliers. Lundhags engages long-time relationships with CMT manufacturers (cut, make and trim). Almost all fabrics and trims are nominated. This means these are specified materials, which have been selected by Lundhags beforehand.

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  • Repair & End of Use

    All products are designed to be easily repairable. Lundhags works with local repair centres, some of the repair happens in-house. Especially the shoe design allows ...more

    All products are designed to be easily repairable. Lundhags works with local repair centres, some of the repair happens in-house. Especially the shoe design allows for exceptional repair possibilities. No end of use solution so far, but this is part of the five year plan: Lundhags is about to establish an end of use platform (take back) in their repair shops and wants to make more product from left overs.

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  • Environmental & Social Projects

    Lundhags makes some smaller efforts like helping refugees. Many members of the staff are dedicated in their private life to support different projects. Mobile bike ...more

    Lundhags makes some smaller efforts like helping refugees. Many members of the staff are dedicated in their private life to support different projects. Mobile bike repair helps to make sure, that Lundhags staff has functional bikes to commute to work.

     

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  • Event Management

    Due to the new business strategy to only feature one collection a year the need for sales meetings and sales travels are significantly reduced. The ...more

    Due to the new business strategy to only feature one collection a year the need for sales meetings and sales travels are significantly reduced.
    The new trade-show booth is made from untreated wood and steal to be used for at least five years.
    Promotion material is slowly replaced by digital.

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  • Packaging & Labeling

    FSC certified paper, no water based inks, unbleached paper and cardboard.

  • Material Program & Testing

    Externally nominated lab tests and a team to do field tests. Cooporation with Sverea (http://www.swerea.se/ivf -Swedish test and certification organization). Besides ...more

    Externally nominated lab tests and a team to do field tests. Cooporation with Sverea (http://www.swerea.se/ivf -Swedish test and certification organization). Besides working with an RSL (Restricted Substance List) it is within the five year plan to gain a deeper knowledge to track and monitor chemical impact.
    Lundhags is part of the same group as Swix and Toko which gives Lundhags chemical support for the fabrics line.

    Lundhags systematically looks at all material groups and tries to achieve better environmental results by replacing them with better alternatives if possible.

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  • Life Cycle Assessment

    Planned for Makke Pants in 2018.

  • Reporting

    Besides the GRV Transparency Tool, Lundhags is planning to do an environmental and social report according to GRI in 2018.

  • Definition of “environmentally friendlier” products and their share in the portfolio

    Focus is definitely on long lasting products and performance. Lundhags definition of environmentally friendlier products is to have mostly preferred materials: which are recycled fibres, ...more

    Focus is definitely on long lasting products and performance. Lundhags definition of environmentally friendlier products is to have mostly preferred materials:
    which are recycled fibres, materials coming from renewable and /or ecological resource (like organic cotton, mulesing free merino wool, etc).

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  • Definition of social responsibility

    Lundhags believes that work should be valuable and is not a bargain. Therefore Lundhags is working on transparency to identify if all workers along the supply chain have access to living wages.

  • Innovation

    Just starting the process of measuring fields of action like innovation amongst other things, first results are expected in 2018/19.

  • Credibility

    Lundhags organizes tours with bloggers and journalists to get first hand feedback. They are engaged in a lively dialogue with outdoor actors and enthusiasts. Multistakeholder ...more

    Lundhags organizes tours with bloggers and journalists to get first hand feedback. They are engaged in a lively dialogue with outdoor actors and enthusiasts.
    Multistakeholder initiatives include the Scandinavian outdoor group, the water initiative and EOG (European Outdoor Group).

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  • Design

    Timeless

  • Sourcing Strategy & Supply Chain 1,2,3… Tier

    Manufactured in Vietnam. One main suppliers is from South-Korea and the reinforcement fabric is from Switzerland. There is a code of conduct with all suppliers ...more

    Manufactured in Vietnam. One main suppliers is from South-Korea and the reinforcement fabric is from Switzerland. There is a code of conduct with all suppliers and long-time relationships with CMT manufacturers (cut, make and trim). Almost all fabrics and trims are nominated. This means these are specified materials, which have been selected by Lundhags beforehand.

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  • Material & Recycling

    Recycled Polyester (60)- organic cotton (30)mix with 8% Polyamid, 2% Elastan. No recyclability of the final product so far, but until this product reaches its end of ...more

    Recycled Polyester (60)- organic cotton (30)mix with 8% Polyamid, 2% Elastan. No recyclability of the final product so far, but until this product reaches its end of use, there is a good chance that technical innovations allow for recycling.

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  • Certificates

    10% of the pants (reinforcement fabric) is bluesign® certified material through the ingredient brand Schoeller.

  • Traceability

    Thanks to the long term and close relationships with their partners and the nomination of main materials, Lundhags has a good transparency within their supply chain.

  • Chemical Management (PFC’s)

    PFC-free

  • Social & Environmental Management

    Quality management and audits are executed by Lundhags staff.

  • Animal Welfare

    Vegan- no animal content

  • Maintenance & Care

    40°C, clothline drying, quick dry

Lundhags was founded 1932 in Jämtland by shoemaker Jonas Lundhag. The company is based in Järpen (Jämtland) and Stockholm, Sweden.

They specialize in outdoor clothing, boots and equipment and employ currently 34 people in the company.

Lundhags values: Authentic, functional, sustainable and nordic.