Arch & Hook BLUE®

This hanger program provides a sustainable alternative for the hundreds of billions of hangers that end up in landfill each year due to the ‘garment on hanger’ process, one of the most polluting stages in the apparel lifecycle. Roland Mouret and the British Fashion Council support the launch of Arch & Hook Blue® during the London Fashion Week.

Arch & Hook BLUE® is a 100% recycled, fully closed loop, alternative to source plastic for hangers. The BLUE® hangers are initially intended for use in the ‘garment on hanger’ (GOH) transport stage of fashion retail distribution. This stage is when garments are transported from factories to stores, before being discarded and replaced by branded front of house hangers. It is estimated that 150 billion garments are produced globally every year1.

There are currently no figures available for hanger production, on a local or global level. If just two thirds of these garments use GOH, this would mean that 100 billion hangers are used annually for this stage alone. The majority of these hangers are used once and an estimated 85% ends up in landfill, taking more than 1,000 years to degrade.

1 Source: Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 44, ScienceDirect

Arch & Hook BLUE® hangers are made from ocean soup; a mixture of plastic and various waste found in the sea. The combination of materials, collected in the world’s most

polluted areas, is sorted and separated, shredded, transported, and prepared as raw material which is suitable to make hangers.

Thanks to clever notches and add-on bars and clips, the modular patent-pending BLUE® hangers can be used for any garment, in any combination.

At the end of their lifespan, BLUE® hangers can be collected and remade into hangers, over and over again.

Arch & Hook invites you to “Switch to BLUE” and join Arch & Hook’s BLUE® fully circular hanger program.


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