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UGG Debuts Icon-Impact Collection For Autumn/Winter 2021

As believers that responsible fashion isn’t a fad, but the future, Southern California-based global lifestyle brand UGG® (a division of Deckers Brands [NYSE: DECK]) continues creating quality products built to last and innovating to reduce their environmental impact. The new Icon-Impact Collection is the latest step in this journey.

Because waste in product supply chains is a challenge for the industry, UGG® seeks to minimize it whenever possible. For Autumn/Winter 2021, the brand has developed two innovations that turn reclaimed wool waste into new materials as a part of the collection. Wool is the brand’s most iconic and most-used fiber, and UGG® is on a mission to make it more sustainable with UGGplush™ and UGGcycle™ – materials that are soft on you, and softer on the planet.

Showcasing these innovations, Icon-Impact also incorporates renewable sugarcane and recycled PET, diverting over 350,000 plastic bottles from landfill – that’s the equivalent of two to three bottles in each pair of shoes.

The Icon-Impact Collection features three styles which adapt the iconic look and feel of UGG®: the Fluff Sugar Cross SlideFuzz Sugar Slide, and Classic Sugar Ultra Mini                        

With the creation of these new styles, UGG® is laser-focused on four key sustainable components.

  • RECLAIMED WOOL.
    The brand’s UGGplush™ and UGGcycle™ innovations are made with reclaimed wool, which comprises over 98% of its overall wool usage and requires less water, energy, and carbon emissions compared to virgin wool. “Reclaimed” means that the brand is giving new life and purpose to a material that might otherwise go to waste – in doing so, UGG® has saved 134 million MJ of energy, 11.9 billion gallons of water, and 134 million pounds of CO2 when compared to finished virgin market wool.
  • SUGARSOLE™ FOAM.
    A renewable resource, sugarcane is swift-growing and rainwater-nourished. The sugarcane in the brand’s signature SugarSole™ foam allows it to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels by replacing petroleum-based ethylene. The sweet crop absorbs 1.6 pounds of CO2 for every pound of ethylene replaced.
  • REPURPOSED PLASTIC.
    A new purpose for plastic, this collection uses durable RPET from recycled plastic bottles. At least two PET bottles go into each pair of shoes – diverting over 350,000 plastic bottles from landfill in total.
  • CARBON-NEUTRAL.
    Thoughtfully designed with the brand’s environmental footprint in mind, UGG® uses low-impact materials with offsets for the small amount of emissions they create – making the materials carbon neutral.

The latest update in the brand’s ongoing FEEL GOOD initiative, the Icon-Impact Collection—which is available now at UGG.com, UGG® stores, and select retailers nationwide—is just one way UGG® is working to make positive strides for the planet. To maximize the brand’s positive impact, UGG® will partner with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for each purchase from the Icon-Impact Collection at select UGG® retail stores and UGG.com* in the United StatesCanadaDenmark and Vietnam.

For more information on the brand’s sustainability mission, please visit FEELGOODFUTURE.UGG.COM.

*Applicable only to North America and Europe UGG® retail stores and UGG.com; through the program, UGG® will plant a maximum of 102,327 trees beginning September 2021.

About UGG®
Founded in 1978 by an Australian surfer on the coast of California, UGG® is a global lifestyle brand renowned for its iconic Classic boot. First worn by Hollywood royalty, fashion editors and then the world, UGG® designs and retails footwear, apparel, accessories, and homewares with an uncompromising attitude toward quality and craftsmanship. UGG® is an environmentally and socially conscious brand which strives to be socially just, economically inclusive, and environmentally restorative. Delivering more than $1.5 billion in annual sales, UGG® partners with the best retailers globally and owns concept and outlet stores worldwide in key markets including New YorkSan FranciscoLos AngelesParisLondonTokyoShanghai, and Beijing. For more information, please visit www.ugg.com @ugg #FeelGood

About FEEL.
Launched in Autumn/Winter 2020, FEEL. is a product and brand truth—uniquely ownable by UGG®. It will be the unifying theme within which we execute brand stories and creative each season.

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