Louis Vuitton products are designed to last. At every stage of the creative process, we analyse the environmental impact of our creations throughout their entire life cycle: we preserve natural capital by using fewer raw resources, we find more efficient solutions for those we use, and we constantly strive to consume less and less energy to create our products.
100% of products to comply with an eco-design process by 2025
100% of event & window materials reused or recycled by 2025
Eco-Designing our Products
We imagine innovative creative circularities in order to further extend the sustainability of our products.
Reducing the use of raw materials:
3D prototyping: all stages of prototyping have been rethought to reduce leftover, from scanning the models to 3D printing. Thanks to this innovative and versatile technology, adjustments or colour variations can be made in real-time, both expanding creative possibilities while eliminating material waste.
Upcycling our products:
Recycling our materials:
Crafting our products to last
Our Client Care & Repair service:
Client Care & Repair workshops around the world ensure that all Louis Vuitton products can last a lifetime and even be passed from generation to generation. The possibility of future reparations to prolong an item’s lifespan is considered from the very first step of designing. To this end, workshops anticipate the need to preserve spare parts which, when necessary, are carefully used to repair items without using new materials, therefore reducing the need for additional raw materials.
Our refillable perfume bottles: customisable by engraving, all Louis Vuitton perfumes come in a unique bottle that can be refilled in our stores thanks to a proprietary system of innovative fragrance fountains. Not only does this initiative let us increase the life span of a single perfume bottle to up to 5 years, but it also pays homage to the Fontaines Parfumées, Louis Vuitton’s historic Grasse workshop. Our eco-design approach starts in the design phase by shaping a single industrial mould for all our bottles, thus making it possible to optimise the use of raw materials while adjusting the tools and manufacturing processes.
Eco-Designing our Events and Windows
We constantly aim to reduce the environmental footprint of our fashion shows, exhibitions and windows throughout their life cycle.
Reducing the use of raw materials
Louis Vuitton takes an eco-design approach to reduce the impact of our window displays on biodiversity.
Optimising the end-of-use of materials
Our overall performance
of materials used for our main events and installations in 2019 were either reused or recycled.
of elements from the Women’s Spring-Summer 2019 Fashion Show set in Paris were donated to various cultural institutions to be reused including the structure, seats, lighting, and plexiglass.
of the set of our 2019 Time Capsule exhibition in Mexico was given to two local charities, an orphanage of 60 girls, and an organisation that helps the development of indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.
of the materials such as wood, metal, carpet, or glass, used in the construction of the 2018-2019 "Volez, Voguez, Voyagez" exhibition in Shanghai were ultimately recycled thanks to our partners and local teams.