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Our Fabrics

Materials matter

The textiles, aluminum and plastics that make up Bumbleride products are carefully chosen for durability, safety and function, but also their environmental impact.  Manufacturing can be a dirty business so we seek out suppliers that are innovating to save energy, conserve water and reduce pollution in landfills.  Bumbleride fabrics are OEKO-TEX  and Bluesign supplier certified and feature a 100% recycled polyester (rPET recycled post consumer water bottles).  Select colors use an innovative dye process that conserves approximately 25-40 gallons of water per stroller. This dye process not only reduces water use but also pollution created from the dye process.

What does being OEKO-TEX certified mean?

The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textiles which evaluates every stage of production. OEKO-TEX tests for illegal substances, legally regulated substances, known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals, as well as parameters for health care.

What does it mean to be a Bluesign System Partner?

Bluesign system partners range from chemical suppliers to manufacturers and brands. Each partner type has different criteria for certification. Our fabric supplier (a manufacturer of fabric) is bluesign certified. Bluesign certifies responsible management of resources as well as human and environmentally friendly production and products.

What does using Recycled polyester (rPET) mean?

Recycled polyester (rPET) is considered a green option in textiles today for a few reasons:

  • Various studies all agree that it uses anywhere from 35-53% less energy to make recycled polyester than it does to make the virgin polyester in the first place.
  • We are keeping bottles and other plastics out of the landfills.
  • rPET is also cited as producing far fewer emissions to the air than does the production of virgin polyester: again estimates vary, but Libolon’s website introducing its new RePET yarn put the estimate at 54.6% fewer CO2 emissions.
  • Source: https://oecotextiles.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/why-is-recycled-polyester-considered-a-sustainable-textile/


Bumbleride Safety Certifications:

  • ASTM-F833 (US)
  • SOR-85-379 (Canada)
  • EN-1888 (Europe)
  • AS/NZS-2088 (Australia / New Zealand)


Helpul links to learn more:

https://oecotextiles.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/textiles-and-water-use/

https://oecotextiles.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/why-is-recycled-polyester-considered-a-sustainable-textile/

http://www.theplanetbottle.net/what-is-pet.html

http://www.repreve.com/our-process

http://www.reedychemicalfoam.com/facts/factoids.php

http://www.mrcpolymers.com/PlasticRecyclingFacts.php

http://www.fibersource.com/Fiber-Surface/2009/franzen.pdf