Our garments are high-tech and subject to strict performance requirements. We must have control over the chemicals used in the production and subsequent treatment of our products. We are actively committed to preventing the use of chemicals hazardous to the environment, employees, suppliers and the safety and health of our customers.
Chemicals are a prerequisite for producing waterproof, windproof, lightweight, and functional garments.Textile manufacturing also involves chemicals in processes such as dyeing, printing, and washing. Chemicals are a complex area, but we are committed to avoiding the use of harmful chemicals by opting for bluesign®-approved materials and suppliers. One of our primary goals is for 75 % of all products containing bluesign®-approved materials by the end of 2020.
Restricted Substances List
We must have control over the chemicals used in the production and subsequent treatment of our products. We maintain a comprehensive checklist of the chemicals our suppliers are banned from using in the production of our products. We follow national and international legislation and the latest research in our commitment to eliminating hazardous chemicals from our products. In addition, we conduct testing so that we can confirm that our chemical requirements have been met.
One of our most important undertakings in reducing our environmental footprint is to maintain constant focus on developing high-quality products with a long useful life. The longer the product life, the shorter its overall environmental impact.