Working with amazing brands to offer you environmentally friendly products
The brands we work with understand the importance of recycled clothing. They are reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills, cutting C02 levels, and maintaining the world's natural ecosystem. All of which is important for your little trekker's future!
Take a look at the important environmental messages from the brands we work with
Using revolutionary Texapore Ecosphere technology, Jack Wolfskin is actively contributing to environmental protection: over 1 million PET bottles have been recycled to create the products sold so far, which equates to a reduction of around 27 tonnes of plastic waste.
Zero Waste Concept
It all started with Texapore and now it’s continuing with Nanuk. Jack Wolfskin fleeces are known for their outstanding Nanuk technology, which keeps you warm and feels soft and cozy. But that’s not all – they are now an integral part of the Zero Waste concept:
Two interlinked forms of recycling create a completely recycled material. 25% of this yarn stems from recycled production waste and 75% from recycled PET bottles. This recycling is made possible thanks to the specially developed closed-loop system, which they employ to convert production waste into recyclable material.
This long-term project is being implemented in Europe, which not only makes Jack Wolfskin sustainable but supports the domestic textile industry too. This means that Jack Wolfskin fleeces are just as soft and warm as before, yet completely different.
Patagonia have switched many of its materials and processes to alternatives that have a lower impact. Patagonia does this not because it’s necessarily demanded of them, but because it’s the right thing to do. By 2025 all of Patagonia's apparel products will be made from 100% recycled reclaimed or renewable resources.
For the Spring 2021 season, 84% of Patagonia's polyester fabrics are made with recycled polyester. As a result, Patagonia have reduced their CO₂e emissions by 14% compared to virgin polyester fabrics; that amounts to more than 3.1 million pounds of CO₂e.
For the Future
Patagonia are looking beyond plastic bottles from commodity recyclers to the next generation of potential recycled materials. One option could be recycled ocean plastics. Long-term, Patagonia are looking into chemical-recycling technologies that might allow them to reuse recycled garments and get Patagonia closer to a “circular” manufacturing process.
Didriksons vision is to manufacture garments with longevity that can easily be repaired if damaged. When a garment does finally wear out, it can be recycled into new fabric and reused. Didriksons have launched their recyclable polyester clothing that is both wind and waterproof. If your garment bears their recycling symbol, then you know that it can be recycled down the line and turned into new fabric.
Together with RISE IVF
Didriksons is part of a group together with RISE IVF and 12 other partners conducting the project called "Chemically recycled PET and polyester as a raw material for additives and new polymers" The project is developing a process for chemically breaking down plastic and textiles into original building blocks, which can then be used to produce new polymers for PET and polyester or to synthesize eco-friendly PVC softeners.
As a children's clothing manufacturer Mikk-Line have a large responsibility towards children and the environment. That’s why Mikk Line have decided to make environmentally friendly rainwear made from recycled plastic bottles. By using recycled plastic, when producing rainwear, 80% less energy is used in comparison to rainwear made of polyester and oil.
Sunday Afternoons' mission is to enhance everyday adventure with durable, stylish, feature-rich hats that look as good as they feel. As outdoor lovers, Sunday Afternoon is committed to giving back to the wild and minimising their impact on both sourcing and manufacturing items. Every year, Sunday Afternoon takes additional steps towards more sustainable practices when making their hats and accessories.
In 2020, Teva transitioned 100% of their iconic straps to traceable verifiable recycled plastic using REPREVE® yarn. Since then, Teva have diverted 24 million plastic bottles from landfills and put them to better use.
Strap into freedom
Teva have transformed plastic waste into Teva webbing. The cleaned and prepped pellets are then spun into yarn, and that yarn gets woven into the ultra-strong webbing in our footwear.