Using recycled plastic bottles to make the Eco-fabric for the blazers is a fantastic way to demonstrate to children how products can go on to become something entirely different through the process of recycling. Students are proud to wear their uniforms.Headteacher, Newport Free Grammar School
Our supply chain spans the globe, from our factories around the world, through our distribution centre in Manchester, and then on to our customers throughout the UK. A single garment can make a journey covering thousands of miles and be handled by dozens of people. A sustainable supply chain is one that meets the needs of today without affecting the viability of the future. To achieve this we must consider our environmental footprint and focus on maximising efficiency, reducing the affect we have on the world’s resources.
Recycling has been a company wide initiative that has been implemented for a few years now. Our aim is to recycle a significant proportion of our waste and continue to identify further opportunities for recycling.
With the opening of our renamed buildings ‘Eco Works’ in 2012 our newest warehouse was installed with P.I.R Sensor lighting to improve energy efficiency.
Education for all staff is paramount in reducing our environmental footprint. Signage to remind staff to ‘Switch Off’, maximising natural light by keeping windows clean, power saving off equipment & monitoring energy use.
Our transport systems are also considered as we try and reduce our environmental footprint. We consolidate deliveries both inbound and outbound where possible. Our parcel carriers also have high performance zero emission vehicles.
We are delighted with this new eco-initiative. The quality of the uniform is excellent – you would never guess the material is made from recycled plastic and the added bonus is that it’s more hard wearing and colourfast than ordinary material.Headteacher, Falconers Hill Infant School