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Sustainability is a matter close to the heart for an outdoor shop like Trekkinn. Spending time in nature teaches us the importance of taking care of the world around us. Therefore, Trekkinn takes responsibility for their part by creating more awareness towards sustainability on the website. In this way, we hope to help other outdoor enthusiasts make a more sustainable choice when shopping for new gear.
Sustainability is a wide concept. For Trekkinn, it means doing business in an ethical, responsible and environmentally friendly way. We do this by selling products that have been made of renewable materials, through a green manufacturing process or that carry any of the other sustainability certifications.
Products certify as sustainable when the resourcing, materials, manufacturing or sales meet certain acceptable standards. Organizations like Better Cotton Initiative, Bluesign or Fair Wear set up their own standards and issue their label to brands answering to them. Other certifications you might find are organic cotton, ecological manufacturing and PFCs free. These have been assigned by Trekkinn itself.
Below, you can find all sustainability certifications with a short description, explaining what each of them mean.
Buying sustainable products has many benefits for both you as a buyer and the world around you. By choosing the greener option, you contribute to the improvement of working conditions, animal welfare and human health while reducing the environmental impact. Save the planet while you save money, as most sustainable products are also more durable and last longer.
You can find sustainable products by using the sustainability filter on the left side of your webpage or at the top of your mobile browser or TradeInn app. The products can be filtered by the assigned sustainability certification. The sustainability feature is also mentioned in the list of product characteristics.
Yes! Besides Trekkinn, you can also find sustainable products on Dressinn using the sustainability filter. We are working on expanding sustainability throughout all of our websites by assessing each product thoroughly.
The Better Cotton initiative aims to improve the global cotton production for the environment, the farmers and the future of the sector. Brands selling products with a BCI mark source at least 5% of their cotton as Better Cotton and have a plan to increase this number to 50% within 5 years.
To minimize environmental impact, Bluesign provides methods for sustainable manufacturing and use of resources. Bluesign approved brands and products handle the resources, the people and the environment in a responsible way.
Fair Wear strives for better working conditions in the garment industry. To use the Fair Wear label, brands producing their own sewn goods, must implement the FWF Code of Labour Practices and monitor 90% of their supply chain.
Ecologically manufactured products use fewer resources by optimizing their use, help save water and energy and eventually reduce the environmental footprint.
The leather working group is consists of all kinds of stakeholders within the leather manufacturing industry. Their goal is to improve and promote sustainable business practices. Brands working the LWG logo source leather for their products from certified suppliers. These suppliers are rated either gold, silver or bronze according to the LWG protocol.
The Responsible Down Standard protects animal welfare in the down industry. Force-feeding and live-plucking is prohibited. Products carrying the RDS logo are made of 100% responsible down and feathers while the entire supply chain has been certified.
The Responsible Wool Standard ensures the wellbeing of the sheep and the preservation of the land they graze on. Brands and Products with the RWS logo only source wool from certified farms.
The Oeko-Tex trademark confirms the human-ecological safety of products and a socially responsible and environmentally friendly production of textiles and leather. Oeko-Tex issues the following labels: MADE IN GREEN, STANDARD 100, LEATHER STANDARD, STeP, DETOX TO ZERO and EXO STANDARD.
Cotton is considered to be organic when it is grown and processed in a responsible way. This means no use of toxic chemicals or genetically modified plants (GMOs). Instead, organic farming relies on ecological cycles, decreasing the environmental footprint and contributing to safer working conditions.
Products that are marked as vegan contain no animal products. Animal-friendly alternatives were used instead.
Bamboo, hemp, jute, linen and lyocell are examples of sustainable materials and can substitute for synthetic, man-made materials. The use of sustainable has a more positive effect on the environment.
Products marked with the Recycled Materials label have been made using recycled materials. Recycling materials reduces waste and decreases the environmental impact.
BPA stands for Bisphenol A and is a chemical used to harden plastic products such as water bottles, food storage containers, cutlery and sports equipment. BPA tends to leach from these products and may cause harm to humans and to the environment. Products with the BPA Free label do not contain this chemical.
Perfluorinated compounds or PFCs are chemical substances often used to create water resistant materials. These chemicals can be harmful for both humans and the environment. When manufactured with an alternative to PFCs, products receive the PFCs Free label.