How Sundried Activewear is Made
Sundried believe in keeping our customers educated about the lifecycle of our clothing, so you can make your purchases responsibly.
What do we mean when we say we produce our activewear ethically?
What we mean is we take responsibility for our actions, all the way from the supply chain to how we encourage you to wash your clothes and reuse our packaging.
The Sundried ethos starts at the very beginning with our materials. We selected the finest quality technical fabrics which have been produced in Portugal. All our material choices are made with the mitigation of harmful substances, pollution and other environmental hazards associated with raw material extraction, to protect the planet as best we can.
We believe you cannot be a health and fitness brand without promoting health throughout your company, from production to purpose. The fashion industry is the 2nd largest pollutant, widely known for terrible and dangerous working conditions and tragic disasters such as the collapse of The Rena Plaza factory which stole the lives of 1134 victims.
Sundried’s factories are based in Portugal and our staff our paid fairly and respected. We take pride in our partnership with Portugal which allows us to bring our products to you. Larger production runs allow for lower per unit costs, but we know that producing cheaply means someone further down the line will pay the cost. Sundried will produce all of our products in the UK and Europe.
We ensure our factory conditions are safe, clean and have everything our staff need.
Our production will remain in Portugal or within the European Union for all further production as the European proximity allows us to control the working conditions of employees and make sure that European quality standards are maintained during the entire process. All our staff are paid fair wages, within EU guidelines.
Sundried Low Emissions
Sundried produce our activewear in partnership with The Low Carbon Innovation fund, to ensure we have as little environmental impact as possible.
The Low Carbon Innovation Fund has strict policies and regulations which we must adhere to.
We minimise our carbon footprint throughout the full lifecycle of Sundried apparel through:
- Local production in the UK and Europe (vs. the rest of the industry which is mainly produced in the Far East).
- Using materials that use little carbon in their manufacture, little energy in their maintenance and are recyclable.
- Carbon offsetting where a zero/low carbon choice isn’t currently viable
- Advising our products are “washed cool and sun dried” to minimise our footprint after purchase.
Our vision is to enable people to feel good inside and out before and after exercise through premium, exciting and ethical technical activewear which is stylish, smart and made with consciousness.