Founded by the desire for better, to explore further and inspire others to experience more, we have never stood still. We are committed to seeking new ways to be innovative, while minimising the impact it has on our environment. 
 As we continue to inspire the next generation of adventurers, to push boundaries and challenge the norm; we invite you to be part of our sustainable journey. The path to true sustainability is a long one, but together we can play our part in protecting the environment.
We are committed to making our brand as sustainable as possible and to reduce our impact on the environment. From products and materials, to where and how we manufacture, all the way through to how we deliver the finished product to the consumer. Every stage of the supply chain has been examined to identify where improvements can be made. As a Marine brand, we have a vested interest in ensuring our oceans, beaches and coastlines are free from damaging pollution and unsightly plastic waste.
With that in mind we are continuously looking for additional ways to reduce plastic from within our business. These include; changing all of our polybags so they are now 100% recyclable, reducing packaging on our accessories and removing single use plastics where we can, as well as reducing the weight of our plastic bags by 50%. In addition to this we have stopped supplying plastic hangers with our garments and all of our packaging, catalogues, header cards and swing tickets will be printed on recycled paper or card and will be 100% recyclable.
All our polybags are 100% recyclable.
We introduced our Corporate Code of Conduct in 2015 and we continue to work with our long-standing suppliers to ensure that they commit to safe and fair working conditions for all workers. All of our suppliers must agree to meet specific requirements and we monitor this through regular on-site social audits.
We only source down from birds that have not been live plucked, force fed or subjected to unnecessary harm. To ensure that no birds are harmed in the making of our products, 100% of the down we use is fully traceable and RDS-certified. The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) is an independent, global standard that recognises and rewards best practices in the down and feather industry.
We create garments that can withstand whatever mother nature throws at them which often results in them lasting for a very long time. Product longevity requires durable materials which is better for the environment and reduces landfill, we continue to source product that will reduce the impact on the environment where we can. Detailed below are some of the products within our range that are helping to do this, as well as some of the technologies we are using which also support our sustainability mission.
Products made from recycled PET plastic bottles.
Fabrics & Technologies
 In our existing range we already have fabrics featuring recycled plastics such as the Holcombe Crew, North Hill and Whitesands Jackets, which use polyester fibres from PET plastic bottles. Next generations of these styles are already in development and will feature even more recycled content, in fact for 2022 onwards we will use Ocean sourced plastic bottles. Other garments within the range featuring recycled insulation include the OS Insulated Jacket and OS Salopettes.
New for 2021 is the Eco Pro Rash Vest, which is made from 13 recycled bottles, meaning that fewer bottles will end up polluting our coastline. From 2021 onwards, all lining fabrics in all of our jackets and shockcords will be made from recycled Polyester. The North Hill and Whitesands jackets mentioned previously also benefit from this recycled lining.
Our new Eco Pro Rash Vest
is made up from 13 recycled bottles.
XPEL is a new and exclusive fabric technology featuring on a select few of our new styles in 2021. This revolutionary plant-based finish is REACH compliant and has passed third party perfluorinated compound toxicology tests.
Our Initiatives.
Surplus Materials Repurposed.
The Offcut Edition was created to avoid unnecessary wastage. It forms part of our continued push in becoming a more sustainable brand. 50 additional jackets were created from surplus materials.
As part of our OS2 20th anniversary, the online exclusive Offcut Edition comprises all of the usual features and benefits you would expect to find on our bestselling OS2 Jacket, including our XPLORE 2-layer fabric; creating an incredibly waterproof, windproof and breathable protective shell. The advanced fabric features a combination of Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic technologies that efficiently transport moisture away from the skin and keeps you 100% protected from the elements.
Collaboration is also vital on this journey. Seeking ways to help others. Having partnered with Plastic Oceans, we donated 20% from the total sales, to aid them in the fight against plastic pollution in our Ocean.

This is just the beginning of our journey and we recognise that this needs to be a long-term commitment. With a number of initiatives already introduced and others in the pipeline, there is still much more we can achieve.