Sustainability
SUSTAINABILITY
Our world is the great outdoors and we believe we need to do all we can to protect it. We are continually strengthening our environmental commitment, right from the roots of the business, and look to work with sustainable brands who think and act responsibly.
Our commitment to sustainability
Prioritising our sustainable brands
We strive to collaborate closely with brands that have a sustainable ethos and ensure our brands provide us with as much sustainable product information as possible so that our customers can shop these products easily.
Reducing our own carbon footprint
We are proud to say that our packaging is 100% recyclable and made with eco-friendly recycled materials. We continue to find ways to reduce our own impact on the environment whether that be working from home or reducing/combining our deliveries to ensure that we are actively doing our bit for the planet.
Making it easy for our customers to shop sustainable products
We want to make it as easy as possible for our customers to shop our sustainable range of products . We will be introducing a sustainable filter on our product pages and we are already using icons to highlight any sustainable features of the product.
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Our sustainable icons explained
Sustainability
Our products benefit from a wide variety of sustainable features, so we have developed a system of 8 Icons to represent those features on each qualifying product we sell.
Clean Production
Bluesign certified materials seek to eliminate use of harmful substances.
Ethical Production
Ensuring workers in the supply chain are treated fairly.
Vegan
No leather or animal based glues but the same durability and performance.
Recycled
A proportion of this product uses recycled materials.
PFC Free
The main fabric in this product is PFC free.
Organic Cotton
Cotton grown without chemical fertilisers, pesticides or genetically modified seeds.
Responsible Down
The down used by our suppliers comes from ducks and geese which have been treated well.
Long Life Guarantee
This product is guaranteed for a period in excess of 12 months.
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BLUESIGN
BLUESIGN
This product contains some materials which are Bluesign® approved. Bluesign® is the industry leading initiative which works with chemical suppliers, textile mills and component manufacturers to eliminate harmful substances from the supply chain; ensuring that products are safe for consumers, workers and the environment.
ETHICAL PRODUCTION (any)
ETHICAL PRODUCTION (any)
Our key suppliers take positive steps to ensure that workers in their supply chain are treated fairly. Some suppliers personally inspect all factories on a regular basis and many are members of The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) which is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that is engaged in improving the working conditions in the textile and apparel industry on a wide scale. FWF takes a strategic approach, focusing on the issues that make the biggest impact. Things like: establishing a living wage, because workers across the garment industry are rarely paid enough to survive on, and gender-based violence, because the majority of garment workers are women who face daily discrimination and harassment. FWF finds ways to address these issues at both the brand level and on the factory floor, because it's all connected. For more information about the Fair Wear Foundation, please visit: www.fairwear.org
VEGAN (100%)
VEGAN (100%)
Two main things make footwear vegan - no leather and no animal-based glue. Vegan shoes come with a far lower cost in terms of the environment as well as animal rights, so are a good ethical option. There is no reason vegan-friendly shoes using 100 percent synthetic materials shouldn't offer the durability, traction and support of a traditional leather walking boot.
RECYCLED (any %)
RECYCLED (any %)
Up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic waste enters our oceans each year and plenty more ends up in landfill. By choosing recycled gear you can help to keep plastic from polluting our waterways and reduce our dependence on oil while also cutting CO2 emissions.
PFC FREE (any %)
PFC FREE (any %)
Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatments include the use of PFCs (Per-fluorinated compounds) due to their superior water and oil repellency. As manufacturers became aware of the potential negative impacts of PFCs they moved DWRs away from the longer chain 'C8' chemistry to 'C6' chemistry allowing them to eliminate the by-products of greatest concern. Our brands continue to work in partnership with their fabric suppliers to develop PFC-free options.
ORGANIC COTTON (any)
ORGANIC COTTON (any)
The cultivation of organic cotton is subject to high environmental standards. For example, the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides is prohibited, as is the use of genetically modified seeds. This benefits the environment in the region of cultivation, as well as the cotton farmers, who are no longer exposed to hazardous chemicals during their work.
RESPONSIBLE DOWN
RESPONSIBLE DOWN
Responsible Down Standard, is an independent global animal welfare standard, to ensure that the down used by our suppliers comes from ducks and geese which have been treated well and are healthy and safe from inhumane practices like live plucking and force-feeding.
LONG LIFE GUARANTEE > 12 months
LONG LIFE GUARANTEE > 12 months
Longevity can be the most sustainable feature of all, with innovative design, thoughtful construction and rigorous field testing to ensure products are built to last - you will be making the most of the resources that went into making your kit and helping to cut down on waste. There are many ways you can look after your technical kit to maximise its working life from regular cleaning simple repairs to fabric recoating. And if one of our products lets you down due to a construction or quality issue, we will always endeavour to repair or replace.
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