At this year’s Performance Days, ingredient brand Pertexâ will be announcing its sustainability aims and targets following the completion of the brand’s first Sustainability Report. The report highlights the brand’s commitment to continue to minimise its environmental impact through responsible product and business practice.
In a nutshell, Pertex aims to do the following:
- Reduce demand for virgin raw materials by replacing with materials from recycled waste streams, wherever possible.
- Reduce energy and water consumption.
- Eliminate the use of potentially harmful chemicals.
Pertex 2022 targets:
- 80% of fabrics produced to contain a minimum of 50% recycled content. Between 2016 and 2019 the brand has diverted 29 million PET bottles and 400 tons of nylon waste from landfill. The Pertexâ Eco range of fabrics contains between 50% to 100% recycled content with polyester fabrics deriving from post-consumer and post-industrial nylon recycled content.
- 100% of fabrics produced to use non-fluorinated DWR finishes. Since 2010 Pertexâ has been developing high performing, non-fluorinated DWR finishing technology.
- Introduction of solution-dyed products. Conventional bath dying is one of the most polluting, energy and water-intensive processes of fabric production. Whereas solution dying uses up to 60% less water and reduces CO2 emissions by up to 50%.
Rest assured though that the above will not dilute the brand’s focus on pushing the boundaries of performance fabrics and innovation. An example of this is the launch of the superlight 10 denier Pertexâ Quantum made from 100% recycled Nylon and YFuse fabrics made from 100% recycled polyester and 100% recycled Nylon.
Here, Rab’s brand director, Tim Fish, highlights why, like many major players in the market, Pertexâ is its brand of choice:
“At Rab, we aim to work with partners who are as committed as we are to delivering quality products with positive sustainability credentials. That’s why working with brands like Pertex, who actively work to minimise their environmental impact and who understand the importance of protecting the world we live in, is so important to us.”
As part of the brand’s responsible and sustainable practice, EOCA member Pertexâ works with a number of independent certification bodies, including Bluesign, OEKO-TEX and Global Recycled Standard.