Sustainability

COVID-19 Announcement

 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there have been delays in the production of our first Spring/Summer 2020 Collection. Currently, our Italian manufacturers are on lockdown which has resulted in our production remaining on hold for the meantime.

At Sandbanks, the health and safety of our workers and partners are of paramount importance. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.

The Sandbanks 2020 Apparel Collection will be available to purchase in the coming months. Sign-up to our newsletter for more updates.

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Sandbanks will only make a product if it can be made in a way that practices sustainability and environmental responsibility. We will always opt for sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing choices where possible, without sacrificing on quality. Sandbanks is on a journey of constant improvement, always embracing new sustainable innovation.

 

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PRODUCTS

 

MANUFACTURING

 

Bluesign

 

Sandbanks uses bluesign® approved material suppliers including Polartec®, Everest Textiles, and Thermore®. The bluesign® system offers textile businesses strategies and technology enabling them to reduce their impact on the environment and people. Bluesign® ensures the industry remains safe and clean.

 

RECYCLED MATERIALS

 

Polyester

 

Sandbanks uses Polyester regenerated from PET plastic found in landfill and the oceans. The polyester fabric for the first collection is provided by Everest Textile Co, and is 100% recycled complying with environmental protection. They are bluesign® approved and hold the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification.

 

Nylon

 

ECONYL® is the provider of nylon for Sandbanks products. The ECONYL® regeneration system rescues plastic from landfills and oceans all over the world. The nylon is taken back to its virgin form, and spun into textile yarn, to be reused in production of fabric.

 

Fleece & Shearling

 

Polartec® is the provider of all Sandbanks fleece and shearling materials. The Polartec® Micro Fleece Solid, and Polartec® Thermal Pro® Shearling Solid Lightweight materials used in Sandbanks products are both 100% recycled, and hold the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. Polartec® Thermal Pro® Shearling is a high performance, durable, fast drying material. Polartec® is bluesign® approved.

 

Ribbon

 

Achille Valera Lissoni produced Sandbanks ribbons from 100% RPET materials. The ribbons are made using NewLife™ Yarn, which is post consumer bottles sourced, processed and spun into high-caliber yarns exclusively in Italy.

 

Packaging

 

Our bags and boxes are supplied by Made by Classic, who meet or exceed local employment and environmental standards. Classic is FSC® certified and a member of Sedex. All Sandbanks boxes are made from recycled paper and RPET ribbon. Sandbanks Tote Bags are made from organic cotton and RPET ribbon.

 

NO FUR & DOWN

 

Sandbanks adopts a zero real fur and down policy, helping to save millions of animals from exploitation.

 

Our Faux fur is supplied by EcoPel, using technology and innovation to supply high quality ethical alternatives to fur. EcoPel holds the PeTA World Free Fur Awards, and the Global Recycled Standard Independent certification.

 

Our EcoDown® is provided by Thermore®, a 100% recycled and durable down alternative. The EcoDown® contains 100% recycled fibres from PET bottles, and is Vegan PeTA Approved. Thermore® is a member of the Outdoor Industry Association and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana.

 

COMPONENTS

 

Zips

 

Our zips are supplied by Lampo® Zips, who practice responsible sustainability. They are certified with the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, and are committed to the Greenpeace Detox challenge. Lampo is committed to reducing waste and enhancing its use in products.

 

Metal Components

 

Sandbanks components including adjustors, rings, clips, eyelets and buttons are all made in Italy, brushed gold and laser engraved.

 

 

COMPANY

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

Manufacturing

 

Sandbanks products are manufactured in Italy. The factories in Italy adopt responsible ethical and environmental standards. Workers are paid a skilled wage, and men and women are treated fairly.

 

Suppliers & Partners

 

At Sandbanks we are committed to creating long-lasting relationships with all our suppliers and partners. This is important to us as it ensures our products are made to the highest level of quality and accuracy. At Sandbanks we choose suppliers who adhere to our environmental and ethical standards.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Carbon Emissions

 

At Sandbanks we aim to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum, ensuring we do not increase the level of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere. We offset our CO2 emissions with Climate Partner, donating to recognised carbon offset projects. All Sandbanks products are carbon neutral. All Sandbanks customer deliveries are climate neutral through the DHL GoGreen delivery service.