We recognise that how and where we play sport is under threat from climate change, and that our actions and the decisions about the things we buy, and the actions we take, have a much broader impact beyond just the here and now.
We Circle the Good
As a business we have committed to following the guidance of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.
We Cross out the Bad
We are not afraid to criticise, to put our head above the parapet, to have our voices heard.
We believe life, business and sport should all be founded on a basis of fair play – and we will always use our platform to advocate for this.
Our biggest impact is our supplier's choice of materials.
For every product we sell we consider the environmental cost of the fabrics and building blocks our manufactuers have selected to create their products. To aid our understanding of these impacts, we have developed an assessment methodology based around the Textile Exchange's 2020 Preferred Fibre and Materials Report.
We've shortlisted the materials and manufacturing processes which have the smallest environmental impact while also being able to create high performing and durable products.
What else do we consider?
The textile industry is fundamental in providing jobs and financial independence for many people, especially women, across the globe.
However, it is also one of the sectors which is poorly regulated which can lead to a prevalence of human rights and workers' rights abuses.
We encourage all our suppliers to have full over-sight of their supply chain, as well as the locations and environments where their workforce operates.
For now we are restricted to just asking the questions to our suppliers, but will be working with them in the publication and application of Modern Day Slavery statements and will champion the adoption of living wage salaries across our suppliers.
Many of the brands we work with are small and have limited access into their supply chain.
Carbon Dioxide is one of the main gasses which is released in a lot of industrial and energy intensive processes. Its release and build up in the atmosphere is directly connected to climate change.