Sustainability is without doubt one of the most important challenges of our time and the immediate future. Our company has a responsibility in integrating this within our marketing, corporate communication and annual reports. We encourage product sustainability choices, economic sustainability and environmental sustainability. We provide resource efficient proximity to our local suppliers which helps provide jobs and a social structure. We use local renewable low carbon materials wherever possible.
Our customers that purchase our workwear generally are looking for products that are comfortable, durable, and ultimately fit for purpose. In the recent years we have had increase number of enquiries regarding how our products are manufactured and the impact on the environment. We are looking to improve our companies CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) agenda, tying everything together perfectly.
Accreditations and Regulations
If you are looking for sustainable workwear you can also look out for the following terms on our products:
- Fairtrade Foundation
- EU Ecolabel
- Global Organic Textile Standard
- Oeko – Text Standard 100
- Fair Wear Foundation
Both of the following accreditations shows the suppliers recognition of their environmental responsibilities and ensures specific standards are met. They help to ensure a consistent standard in products and services, with quality continuously improving.
- ISO 9001 Quality Management
- ISO 14001 Environmental Management
Your Impact On Sustainability
Many clothes contain plastics, such as nylon, polyester, acrylic, etc., and throughout the life of a garment, they will shed tiny particles of the plastic in which they’re made up of. These microplastic fibres can be hazardous to our ecosystem, they can escape into the ocean and enter the food chain, all through us simply washing our clothes – with one load of washing shedding up to 17 million plastic fibres.
To help you can:
- Wash workwear at low temperatures
- Reduce spin speeds
- Air dry rather than tumble dry
- Keep your workwear for longer
- Choose workwear that is made from natural fibres
- Follow the manufacturing guidelines with regards to washing and storage helps to extend the life of your clothing.
Renewable energy avoids the rapid deterioration of fossil fuel reserves and will empower future generations to deal with the environmental impact of over-dependence of fossil fuels. However, when workwear has reached the end of its life, it should be disposed of responsibly. To reduce the environmental impact of discarding clothes, you can look to work with a recycling company, send clothing to a textile processor, upcycle uniforms, donate old clothing, etc. We also promote a service where people can return their used workwear. We debadge the customisation of the product and any logos which can identify them to companies, and provide them to the homeless.