We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment, both locally and globally. In recent years our emphasis when designing new products has been to use recycled fabrics wherever possible, and to reduce our waste products.
In 2019 we launched the award-winning Peak Eco Range, a collection of products made from fabric containing 55% recycled yarn, backed by the complete removal of all plastic packaging, from our suppliers right through to retailers and end users.
Taking a new step forward, in 2021 we introduced two new jackets made entirely from recycled fabrics and featuring Bioprene seals, made from recycled yarns and waste products from the shell food industry. For the 2022 season we set a new bar with the launch of our Evo range. All items in the Evo Range are constructed from 100% recycled fabric and feature recycled pocket zips and sustainable "Bioprene" neoprene seals. A large majority of our products is now fully recycled, including most jackets, all suits and outer legwear, all baselayers and all Bagz Shorts. The range also now uses a CFC-free DWR water-repellant coating. We have also stopped using PVC on products such as Nylon Decks and Dry Bags.
The Evo Range also sees a new era in product design, with the main focus on creating longer lasting, more durable products, leading to less waste, less landfill and less energy consumption.
All our hang tags are made from recycled card and attached with compostable hemp cord. We use paper tape and compostable document wallets on all our shipping boxes, and all of our One Piece Suits now come in a Surplus Bag - a product made entirely from waste materials.
Our future aims are to continue to make harder wearing, longer lasting products using even more recycled materials. We've already begun updating our premises to automated LED lighting and investigating the installation of solar power generation. We're planning a recycled / up-cycling project for used paddlesports garments, and (most importantly) all of our milk is now delivered in glass bottles.
In 2019 we also started the Paddle Peak project, a local group which is committed to promoting responsible, safe and joint use of our local rivers and waterways here in the Derwent Valley. Since its inception Paddle Peak has been arranging river clean ups, raising awareness of litter and pollution, and inspiring youngsters from the local area to use and care for their local environment. Find out more about Paddle Peak on the official website: paddlepeak.org.
Watch this space for more!