Sustainability Report 2020
For a healthy planet to ride on
When we started Isadore, it was with the primary goal of finding the most sustainable solutions for our production and manufacturing. We did this before it was cool, when it was a lot harder to find environmentally friendly options, because we believed it was the right thing to do.
We are happy to see more brands joining the movement toward sustainability and fighting the good fight. It’s not easy, but it’s necessary. Here we’d like to share with you what our progress is, what we have achieved and what we have set for future goals.
Our 2020 accomplishments and beyond
Focusing on local production since day one
The on-going search for new ways to use recycled materials
- Added a recycled material to the ThermoRoubaix bottoms, replacing a virgin synthetic
- Expanded our Urban Line using recycled materials
- Use a PFC-free DWR® water repellent treatment for all our fabrics
- Used fully recycled material for the printed material on our Climber’s Jersey
Continued focus on using renewable materials
- Merino wool, the backbone of our product line
- Organic cotton
- Introduced TENCEL™ Modal fibers into our Urban Line
We have never packed our products in plastic
- In 2020 we replaced all our recycled paper packaging with an even more eco-friendly, fully biodegradable bag solution.
Recognizing our social responsibility towards the environment and our community
- In 2020 we were able to make a financial donation to our local orphanage that contributed to the purchase of new windows for their building.
- The Post Bellum Jersey to support that charity’s campaign to save 20th Century oral histories
Our 2021 accomplishments and beyond
It’s one thing to say we are doing everything as eco-friendly as possible, but how do we know that? It means we have to be active in tracing our complete supply chain: from knowing where the raw materials we use come from, right through to knowing that the workers in the factories are earning a living wage and working in healthy conditions.
Our goal is to move to fully degradable multi use mailers and recycled paper packaging for our parcel shipments. At the moment we use recycled paper packaging and partially degradable mailers for our orders.
Recycled Polyester in our Merino wool fabrics blend
With our mill producing Merino wool fabric blends, (mix of Merino wool + Polyester and Elastane) we have made it a mission to create proprietary fabric developed for us in order to replace virgin polyester with a recycled version.
All synthetic materials to be made from recycled sources by 2025
Ultimately, we want to be able to replace all virgin synthetic materials in our products with their recycled counterparts by 2025. Considering the progress made by our material suppliers we think it's possible. We will continue to add fabrics made from renewable sources as we go.
All our transportation shipping CO2 Neutral
We want to work with our shipping partners on switching to programs that are CO2 neutral or zero emissions. Some of our bigger shipping partners are already optimizing their environmental footprint, however with some others, it will be more of a challenge, and we will need to find ways to offset the CO2 impact.
Demanding a higher standard
We are working only with Oeko-Tex and Bluesign certified suppliers and manufacturers with safe environment and fair wages standards within the EU. In 2021 for the first time, we will add manufacturers for our after-ride pieces from outside of the EU. They are members of Fair Wear Foundation which monitors and helps improve labor conditions in garment factories.