When we call ourselves responsible we don’t just say it. While we develop our apparel we want our positive message and respect to the environment and healthy lifestyle to rub off on our consumers and the people that know.
Low Carbon in Everything We Do
Sundried has been audited by the Low Carbon Innovation Fund and we have strict policies and guidelines to ensure everything we do has the very smallest carbon footprint. We minimise the carbon footprint throughout the full lifecycle of our clothing through its design manufacture, distribution, use and disposal.
The original range has been produced in Portugal and all further production promises to be based in the UK and Europe to minimise our footprint.
Wash Cool, Sun Dry
Up to 80% of the impact of a t-shirt occurs after purchase. The water, chemical toxicity, energy use and emissions from washing and drying your clothing all contribute to your eco footprint. Throughout our marketing, our products, wash care labels and our site, we encourage and remind you to Wash Cool, Sun Dry.
Sundried respects its staff from the supply chain to the office. Typically more waking hours are spent at work than home, so Sundried created the concept of Every Hour On the Hour (EHOH). An initiative where you spend 5 minutes of every hour exercising throughout your working day, exchanging an hour’s break for 30 minutes lunch and 30 minutes exercising to minise the negative effects of sitting for long durations.
Sundried do things differently by giving a unique code to charity Water for Kids with every purchase. This unique code leads our buyer to their pledge page where the journey of their donation is revealed, from bricks to build dams to rainwater harvesting for schools. Water for Kids protect the good health of children and communities in the developing world by assisting in the provision of safe drinking water. Sundried customers are encouraged to spread the word by sharing their pledge profile on social media and encouraging other to donate.
Sundried will prove to the industry and consumers that desirable sportswear can be ethical.
With our roots deeply embedded in triathlon and surf culture we can not ignore what has made and helped develop into what Sundried today. Organically grown as a brand to support our hobbies and values we have taken our background of extreme sports and triathlon mixing with our strong responsibility towards leaving the planet in a better place than we found it.
The Sundried global community is spreading and many of the Sundried ambassadors have been with us since our roots were planted in South America.
“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes (Ultra Marathon Runner)
Read more on our charity partner Water for Kids
Sundried deliver style and innovation to create stylish silhouettes that perform pre, during and post exercise.
The Sundried Design Process
Premium Quality Materials
Sundried proactively take responsibility for the materials we choose to work with have selected the finest quality technical fabrics, produced in Portugal with the mitigation of harmful substances, pollution and other environmental hazards associated with raw material extraction.
Our Material Choice
Exercise as Intrinsic
Sundried has been crafted for those who live and breathe fitness as if it were as intrinsic to their everyday existence as oxygen and water. The acute attention to detail and quality of our products fit seamlessly with a lifestyle where exercise is part of everyday life, taking you from office to active.
Training and Exercise
Trialled for Performance
Our active wear has been inspired and tested by leading triathletes, using the most advanced technology to enable your best performance, challenging your limits.
Sundried staff are respected throughout the supply chain, with fair wages and treatment. Office staff are encouraged to exercise EHOH (every hour on the hour) to support a healthy, happy working environment.
Sundried have partnered with The Low Carbon Innovation Fund and produce our activewear with the smallest carbon footprint possible. We create transparency, traceability and a genuine sense of pride in the partnerships we rely on to bring our products to market, respecting our people and the environment.
Question the Ethics
Sharing our Success
Sundried make a charitable donation to Water for Kids with every purchase made, providing a clean water supply for children in need. Each product is uniquely coded with a charitable donation which can be entered online to follow the journey of their pledge, from a day’s labour to sandbags to build wells. We encourage others to share their donation across social media and spread the word.
Water for Kids
The Qualified Choice
Sundried sell our products directly online, or via partnering with the highest quality personal trainers. The brand is trusted by our level 3 qualified REPS ambassadors as their activewear of choice and the activewear they recommend to their clients. Sundried’s members of staff are all Personal Trainers which enables them to understand our active wears requirements and provide qualified advice.