A number of premium outdoor clothing brands, such as Patagonia, Craghoppers, The North Face and Rab, now supply a selection of garments that offer strong eco-credentials, making them an ideal choice as workwear for any organisation that takes their CSR obligations seriously and wants to make a clear statement about reducing their impact on the environment.
By associating yourselves with these premium brands, via co-branding of the garments, you can clearly demonstrate your environmental credentials to customers and employees alike. The added quality and desirability of these brands means employees are more likely to wear these garments and they should also offer long-lasting wearer satisfaction compared with other brands.
We have previously written about Craghoppers’ range of “Expert” fleeces, all made from 100% recycled polyester, made from recovered plastic bottles.
Patagonia is another manufacturer with a strong environmental track record, having used post-consumer recycled plastic in their fleeces since the early 1990s. Their “Better Sweater” fleece uses bluesign™ approved fabric that is dyed with a low-impact process that significantly reduces the use of dyestuffs, energy and water compared with conventional methods. It is also Fair Trade Certified™ sewn, meaning the people who made it earn a premium for their labour.
Patagonia’s Down Sweater Jacket has an outer shell made from 100% recycled polyester ripstop fabric, treated with a durable water-repellent finish. The down filling is certified by NSF International, ensuring full traceability and animal ethics.
The Montane Prism and Prismatic Jackets are medium-weight, water-resistant outer layers, whose PrimalLoft® Silver Eco insulation is made from recycled water bottles, with approximately six bottles being used in each jacket.
Another respected premium brand, Rab, also makes use of ethically sourced down in one of their jackets – their microlight Jacket contains 750FP European goose down, sourced according to the Responsible Down Standard that ensures down and features come from animals that have not been subjected to unnecessary harm.
Finally, another outdoor favourite, The North Face, offers the Glacier 100 Full Zip jacket. Made from 100% recycled polyester from used drinks bottles, this Polartec® fleece offer wearers core warmth without adding extra weight.
For more information on any of these premium yet sustainable outdoor garments supplied by Pennline, please get in touch with the team today