As a long-standing ingredient in the outdoor industry Pertex has a responsibility to minimise its impact on the environment throughout the manufacturing and supply chain.
Through several initiatives we aim to continually further environmental sustainability without compromising the performance and durability of our products.
Developments in the manufacturing process have enabled us to increase the number of products in the Pertex Eco series – a collection of fabrics made using recycled yarns.
Fabrics in the Eco series must still meet the highest standards of performance and durability but they take advantage of recycled yarns reducing the demand for raw materials.
Pertex is an approved partner of the Bluesign® system, which is an initiative for sustainable textile production. Bluesign® seeks to eliminate harmful substances from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide but also provides confidence to the consumer in the acquisition of a sustainable product.
Elimination of PFOA
Part of the responsibility to both the environment and to its customers, Pertex has successfully eliminated Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from all raw materials and manufacturing processes. Pertex is one of the first companies in the industry to complete this move away from the use of PFOA.
Sustaining Membership of EOCA
Pertex is among eight brands, including Patagonia and Nikwax to become sustaining members of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), underlining a commitment to environmental protection and ecological development.
EOCA is a group of businesses in the European outdoor industry that have come together to raise funds for conservation projects worldwide – essentially, to give something back to the great outdoors. In the first 7 years of existence, EOCA has supported 54 projects to the tune of over €1.2 million, as a not-for-profit organisation.