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We need to do more to prevent waste to landfill. Supporting markets for recycled products is important.

Mrs Dixon, parent

Our Eco Story
so far

Our Eco Story <br>so far

Our Eco story starts in 2010. We started by pioneering the first ever Eco-uniform, with a fabric made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. By 2015 our Eco-uniform range is looking even better with recycled polyester fabric extending across; all trousers, shorts, skirts, sweatshirts and polo shirts.

“We have saved over 20 mil 2L plastic bottles from going to landfill since we first started Eco-uniform in 2012.”

2010

Started working on the Eco-uniform concept. Launched with Eco-jacket.

2012

We decided to make a commitment, all our Polyester Blazers and Jackets would be made from recycled polyester, there would not be a non-eco version available.

2013

We were issued the Intertek Green Leaf certification; an independent verification that the woven fabric used in our Eco Jackets & Blazers is 100% post-consumer recycled polyester.

Became official Eco-Schools England partners.

2013

Awarded the Bronze and Silver Environmental Business pledge awards.

2013 & 2014

Stopped 5.5 million bottles from going to landfill.

2014

Our Eco-uniform won the MEN Environmental Award for innovation.

2014

We were issued the SCS Global certification; an independent verification that the fabric used in our Eco-sweats is 100% post-consumer recycled polyester.

2015

We extended the Eco-uniform to include trousers, skirts, sweatshirts and poloshirts, each item consisting of all or part polyester content made from recycled plastic bottles.

2015

A total of 8.84 million 2 litre plastic bottles saved from landfill since 2013.

2016

We produced our 1 millionth Eco-blazer, meaning we have prevented 16 million plastic bottles from going to landfill from our blazers alone. If we were to include all our Eco-uniform products, trousers, skirts, polos and sweats, the number of plastic bottles we have prevented from ending up in landfill is actually much larger.

2016

Since 2013 we have saved just over 20 million 2 litre plastic bottles from going to landfill. That’s enough plastic bottles, when laid end to end, to get you from our HQ in Manchester to the International Space station and back again more than 5 times.

I think the idea that it is made from recycled polyester is good and the fact that we're putting recycling to another use is fantastic.

Alice, High School Pupil