Sundried Recycled Ethical Ethos Coffee To Clothes

Sundried know we need to use materials which wick sweat, stretch and work with our bodies, but we also want our fabrics to work towards a better impact on the environment. We do this by producing our fabrics with the mitigation of harmful substances, pollution and other environmental hazards. We are audited by The Low Carbon Innovation Fund to ensure we minimise the carbon footprint throughout the full lifecycle of our clothing through its design, manufacture, distribution, use and disposal.

Quality

Tough workouts require tougher activewear. Sundried’s fabric choices are designed to last, trialled and tested by leading triathletes to ensure our athletes are supported. Sundried use premium materials with the finest quality fibres to ensure the products we bring to you are of the highest standard.

Recycling

Ethical clothing is sweeping the nation, and there is an ever-growing demand for more sustainable ways to produce fabric. With a rise in ‘fast fashion’ over the last few years, the mounting production of cheap clothes has meant that important values have been lost and not only does the environment suffer, but so too do the workers.

Sundried are proud to support ethical, sustainable activewear production with our range of apparel made from coffee. You’ve probably heard of fabric being made from recycled water bottles, but coffee is the latest development in responsible sourcing. First developed by a Taiwanese company in 2008, the use of coffee grounds to make clothes has been on the rise ever since. The fabric produced has a number of benefits, especially for activewear and gym clothing. It is fast-drying, sweat-wicking, and de-odorising, all benefits which are hugely important for performance clothing. Not only that, it does not require the high-temperature treatment that other materials require which reduces CO2 emissions leading to a greener planet.

So how on earth does it work?

The fabric is made from the waste product that is created when making coffee. The used coffee grounds usually just end up in a landfill, so this recycling process is truly ethical and responsible. The coffee grounds are processed in a low-temperature, high-pressured environment to make them into yarn which is then woven into naturally high-tech fabric.

The clothing that is produced from used coffee grounds has fantastic benefits, including odour control, sweat-wicking, and it dries over 200 times faster than cotton. It is also naturally anti-bacterial.

Responsibly-sourced materials are the future and ethical brands like Sundried are leading the way to a brighter time ahead for our planet.

Credentials

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. Our production process is regulated by The Low Carbon Innovation Fund who help us to run our company as efficiently as possible.

To date, The Low Carbon Innovation Fund portfolio of companies has saved ¼ million tonnes of CO2 and if forecast to save a total of 13 million tonnes of carbon emissions by the end of 2020.

Confidence in Textiles

Traceability

Here at Sundried we like to make your products journey traceable, it’s part of our ethos. From the extraction of our raw materials monitored by The Low Carbon Innovation Fund, to images from our supply chain. The lifecycle of your activewear is traceable all the way until it hits your doorstep, then it’s up to you. We encourage you to continue to keep your activewear ethical by following our wash cool, sun dry, care information, which keeps our carbon footprint as low as possible.

Our customers can also trace the journey of their unique pledge to charity Water for Kids through our donate site, which reveals how your donation has been used to help provide a clean and safe water source for a child in need.

Low In Carbon

Sundried are regulated by The Low Carbon Innovation Fund, who have strict policies which we are required to adhere to on how our products come to market. We also encourage you to minimise your carbon footprint once you become a Sundried activewear owner. We do this by selecting the most ethical aftercare procedures, such as encouraging you to wash cool and sun dry our activewear and then (eventually) recycle old garments.

The Low Carbon Innovation fund follow a three stage procedure to ensure our company complies with its lower emission rules.

  1. An initial assessment into the runnings of the business
  2. A baseline carbon assessment, where our potential carbon savings were identified.
  3. Using both qualitative and quantitative data, a full carbon impact assessment report is gathered.

To date, The Low Carbon Innovation Fund portfolio of companies has saved ¼ million tonnes of CO2 and if forecast to save a total of 13 million tonnes of carbon emissions by the end of 2020.