Nature and Environment responsibility
Environmental thinking and sustainable business is a natural part of the company, and we constantly try to find new ways to improve and minimise our impact on nature locally and globally. Equestrian Stockholm has the ambition to be leading in environmental and sustainability issues and are therefore working with an environmental-Policy and objectives.
All human activity has an impact on the environment in some way, and the more we produce and consume the more it affects all living things around us. Therefore, we as a company has a responsibility for how we use natural resources and operate our business. We strive to deliver functional and durable products that last for a long time, and we can do this by using carefully chosen high quality textiles.
As a company with manufacturing and sales abroad we must place demands on our suppliers and partners. Several of our partners are leaders in environmental issues and hold numerous environmental labels and certifications.
Our goal is for you to have use of the products you purchase from us for a long time. Apart from that you as a customer should be satisfied this is of importance from a sustainability perspective. To achieve this, we aim for comfortable clothes with stylish and timeless design of high quality. For us it is important to prioritize environmental aspects when selecting materials and working methods. Polyester is one of the most commonly used fibres in clothing because it is durable and has a long lifespan, and therefore you will find this material in many of our products. Unfortunately, a lot of natural resources are required to produce polyester, and therefore we use recycled polyester in several of our clothes, both as filling and outer material. Recycled polyester is a good option because it contributes to a reduced consumption of natural resources while requiring less energy and chemicals during manufacturing. Our goal is that in the future all polyester used in our products will be recycled.
Many of our products contains textiles were parts of the content is made from remains of coffee beans. The addition of coffee beans, which are residues from the food industry and therefore completely recycled, reduce the amount of petroleum-based materials in the product, which also reduces the pressure on earth’s natural resources. Also, the coffee beans have an effective moisture transportation function that keep the garment fresh and free from unwanted odours. The need of washing your garment to keep it fresh decreases, which furthermore increases the lifespan. In addition, the material can be recycled and give life to new products.
Our choice of materials
Our goal is for you to have use of the products you purchase from us for a long time. Apart from that you as a customer should be satisfied this is of importance from a sustainability perspective. To achieve this, we aim for comfortable clothes with stylish and timeless design of high quality
Jackets and vests
Our eco-filling found in most of our jackets and vests consists of 100% recycled material where recycled plastic bottles and coffee beans are combined. The composition is in addition to environmentally friendly functional due to its wind and water resistancy characteristics as well as its warming capacities.
Next generation jacket
Our Next Generation Jackets contain an environmentally friendly foam padding with excellent insulation features where 25% of the composition consists of coffee oil made on recycled coffee beans. The material is also water repellent and free from fluorocarbons.
Our fleece jackets are made from an eco-material containing recycled coffee beans. Furthermore, the technology used in the production of the material is energy-saving which reduces the ecological footprint.
The material in our breeches with 4 way stretch is produced in accordance to Bluesign for sustainable textile production without the use of harmful chemicals during production.
Our button supplier is certified according to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, which means their products do not contain any hazardous chemicals.
Crushed coffee beans
Instead of using down as insulation, we have chosen to use a quality ECO-friendly filling. The filling does not only have fantastic warming effect – it is also wind resistant, water resistant and it has odor control thanks to recycled coffe beens. The odor control keeps your jacket fresh longer and you do not need to wash your jacket unnecessarily much only due to bad smell. This saves on both our environment as well as the jacket’s wear!
Climate change caused by greenhouse gas emission is one of today’s biggest challenges. As a company we have a responsibility to minimise the greenhouse gas emission related to the business. We are constantly working to find new solutions for improving the transport from an environmental standpoint. Currently shipping is our main transport method, which is the most effective and environmentally friendly way to transport large amounts of goods.
Our main transport partner has several environmental certifications, including ISO 14001. ISO 14001 is an international certification of environmental management systems in companies and organizations. This implies that high demands are placed on the company’s environmental work, which is of great importance to us as it ensures the company conducts structured and efficient environmental work.
Production and Chemicals
Water use and chemicals spreading to the environment through manufacturing and dyeing fabrics are two of the largest environmental problems in the textile industry. Equestrian Stockholm are constantly working to find the best options for reducing our environmental impact, and in this case, we need to work with environmentally friendly suppliers and partners.
Our largest textile supplier holds several environmental certificates that place high demands on the environment, health and safety throughout the entire production chain. The factories are environmentally friendly and certified according to Bluesign and OEKO-TEX Standard 100. Bluesign is a certification for sustainable textile production without harmful substances and Standard 100 is a certification for textiles free of dangerous chemicals. This is important to us because it minimizes environmental impact on land, water and air while we can deliver products without harmful chemicals.
Several of our fabrics are manufactured in environmentally friendly factories that use solution dyeing as method. This process benefits the environment as no water is required which also prevents leakage and spreading of chemicals to nature. The technology also entails textiles retain colors very well and do not discoloration easy in sunlight and wash.
Bluesign is a certification for sustainable textile production without harmful substances and Standard 100 is a certification for textiles free of dangerous chemicals