Rowlinson Knitwear Limited

Rowlinson Knitwear Limited has committed to reducing its carbon footprint with The Planet Mark

Established in 1935 and employee-owned since 2015, Stockport-based Rowlinson Knitwear manufactures specialist garments for the independent schoolwear and corporatewear markets. True to our values of trust, care and be better, our approach to behaving ethically ensures we act responsibly for people and our planet.

Whether we’re working with our trusted overseas suppliers to develop safe, high quality garments, focusing on being an exceptionally caring employer, or finding ways to reduce our environmental impact, we care deeply about our actions.

The company has started the process to achieve Year 1 Planet Mark certification, involving calculation of its existing carbon footprint and declaration of an intention to improve. In addition to this Rowlinson Knitwear has set a target to become Carbon Neutral by December 2019.



The Planet Mark

This is to certify that Rowlinson Knitwear has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.

Valid to 28 February 2021

Steve Malkin
The Planet Mark

Sir Tim Smit KBE
The Eden Project


8.4% absolute carbon reduction

23.5% carbon reduction per employee

We are committed to reducing our carbon emmissions yearly so that together, we can all halt climate change

  • Total carbon footprint 27,963.0 tCO2e
  • Reporting boundary : Unit 1a Discovery Park, Stockport
  • Emission sources : Electricity, elecT&D losses, water, waste, fleet, business travel, paper use, freight
  • Reporting period : 1 Dec 2018 –30 Nov 2019


59 FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.


We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably report on