Small batches instead of big productions
Reduce waste by producing in small batches! We do not produce the total yearly quantity in one production, but try to produce less waste by producing smaller quantities of a product/design first and let the market decide whether we will continue and reproduce the design.
Unfortunately, we can not foresee the future, so it could happen that we sometimes design a product that is not liked by everyone. However, in order not to have to throw away the entire production of an unloved product, we produce in small quantities and let the market decide which product will last and which product will be discontinued. Of course it can happen that one or the other product is sold out, but you can be sure that we’re already producing again.
And no collections
Why do we not produce a collection? Producing a new collection means one thing...the old one is out and should be dumped. We try to design our products so that they’re state of the art for more than one season. This gives us the freedom to develop a new product when either the old ones are sold out or a new product in our assortment makes sense.
The supply chain
It is important to us that we do not drive our product unnecessarily far across the world. Therefore, we try to make short delivery routes possible to emit as little CO2 as necessary. Unfortunately we have to transport our fabrics a few kilometers, because not all producers are in the Stuttgart area.
Besides short delivery routes, it is also important for us to maintain a good contact. We want all people who have contact with our product to be treated fairly and honestly. We don't want to exploit anyone! Even if something goes wrong, we stay calm and try to find a solution instead of getting bossy.
Fabrics from Europe
We are very happy that we have found some very good manufacturers for the highest quality fabrics in Europe. We source most of our fabrics from northern Italy. For our MTB winter pants we get the fabric from Spain and for our casual clothing we are currently working with a fabric producer from Lithuania. So you know where the fabric of our product comes from, we write it on the care label.
Not more features, but better materials
More features do not always make a product better. But better materials make it better.
We are no friends of features...That sounds a bit harsh and is certainly not completely correct. We just had to experience that often an additional feature does not improve a product, but rather increases the sales price of a product. We are convinced that it is not the extra pocket that improves the product, but the quality of the materials that improves the product. That's why we look for the best material that has exactly the qualities the product needs and then we think about which features the product really needs.
Of course we try to use as much recycled material as possible for our products. There are now also very high quality fabrics, which are made from 100% recycled material, or ecologically correct materials. Recycled and ecological fabrics are booming at the moment and we are happy that there are more and more manufacturers and offers.
But not always a "recycled" fabric is made from 100% recycled material and we want to honestly communicate to you how much recycled material has been used. That's why you'll find a percentage on our products that tells you exactly how much recycled material we have used in the product. However, what is just as important to us as a recycled fabric is the durability and resilience of a
fabric! In our opinion, a product that you can wear for a long time is better than a recycled product that is broken after half a year. We test all fabrics very well and select only the best fabrics from which we make our clothing. We also follow the same principle when it comes to haberdashery like zippers. We look for the highest quality items with a long life, because nothing is more annoying than the broken zipper of an otherwise still functioning MTB pants.
What do we do with our leftover fabrics?
Every production process leaves a small amount of material that is usually disposed of.
So that we don't have to dump our leftover materials, we use fabrics from one product as much as possible for other products as well. One example is our LP series. We used leftover materials from our first jersey (J-Series) to produce the insert in the back of the foot. This allowed us to continue using unused leftover fabrics and produce less waste.
We choose the colors of our fabrics so that you can create different designs from them. For example, we use the dark gray fabric of the F03 jersey for the gray jerseys of the Root Collection.
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You want to browse a bit through our product range? Here you can go directly to our products. If you have questions about us or our products you can always write us! We look forward to hearing from you.
By the way: Our Care-Labels are also made of recycled plastic.