6TH OCTOBER, 2021
LACOSTE FOUNDATION. 15 YEARS.
Its mission? To make equal opportunity a reality by supporting young people to fulfil their potential with these values of team spirit, perseverance and suppressing oneself.
Because elegance is a human, collective and universal value, Lacoste places it at the heart of its commitments. Discover it in action through all our initiatives, for a society with more solidarity and responsibility.
Make Fashion Circular
Lacoste partners with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
We are strengthening our commitment to the Foundation by becoming a partner of the Make Fashion Circular initiative to foster circularity and produce sustainably on a global scale.
Acting from the heart
Beginning yesterday, continuing today, and working for the future. Discover our sustainability initiatives.
The Manufacturing Academy
Lacoste opens its academy to train socially vulnerable or disabled young people. Thanks to our expert volunteers, these young people acquire the skills and professional experience here that will improve their employability in the sector.
Eco-responsible version of the L.12.12 polo, discover the Loop Polo. A unique design made up of 30% recycled cotton threads, from new polos displaying small manufacturing defects that were not marketed.
Give for Good
For the end of 2020, Lacoste slipped a solidarity postage voucher in all parcels sent in France. The idea: send for free clothes in good condition that you don't wear any more to disadvantaged young people, via the association Apprentis d'Auteuil.
Lacoste | Etendart
A renovated and redesigned tennis court in Clichy La Garenne by artists Opéragraphiks and Youssef Sy. The idea: allow for free access to the practice by all disadvantaged, amateur or passionate local communities.
In collaboration with our partners, Lacoste co-finances projects that aim to improve the living conditions of local communities. In 2020, five projects were supported in Vietnam, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Colombia and Turkey.
New York Tough
To support the medical personnel of New York hospitals who were there 24/7 during the height of the pandemic, Lacoste has teamed up with two local restaurants to distribute free meals and polos to say thank you.
During the pandemic, the Lacoste factory of San Juan reopened its doors with a strict sanitary protocol. Thanks to its volunteer employees, 12,000 coats and 45,000 masks were made and distributed for medical personnel.
Save our Species
The crocodile gives up its place to 10 endangered animal species in a limited-edition polo collection. The aim: support the Save Our Species programme for the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Lacoste works with the Everglades Foundation which studies the migration of crocodiles and alligators in the Everglades (Florida, USA) and ensures that this unique ecosystem exists for generations to come.
The Lacoste Foundation
In partnership with local associations, the Lacoste Foundation accompanies the social and professional development of disadvantaged or disabled young people all around the world.
The Origin of our Commitments
Attentive to equal opportunities and, already, to the planet, René Lacoste initiated a vast plantation project on the family golf course in Chantaco in the 30s. On more than 50 hectares, 50,000 trees were planted. An action that meant the forestry workers of the region avoided compulsory work service in Germany. Later, with his wife, he also allowed junior players who assisted the players and the personnel's children to train on the same golf course. And a whole generation of young golf champions were born.
Global Star Jeon Somi, The New Lacoste Brand Ambassador
LACOSTE is pleased to announce that global star Jeon Somi becomes the new brand ambassador.