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Bumbleride Fabric Story Details

Materials Matter

The textiles, aluminum and plastics that make up Bumbleride products are carefully chosen for durability, safety and function, but also for 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. All of our suppliers and fabrics are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified and when possible bluesign system partners. Bumbleride fabrics are made with 100% recycled polyester made from post-consumer water bottles (rPET, polyethylene terephthalate) and free from harmful chemicals. In addition, our black colorways use bluesign materials and 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 is RPET?

Recycled polyester a.k.a polyethylene terephthalate 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 landfills and reducing use of raw/virgin materials.
  • rPET is 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/).


What is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100?

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. Learn more here, https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/consumer/what_is_ots100/what_is_ots100.html.



What is Bluesign?

Bluesign certifies responsible management of resources as well as human and environmentally friendly production and products. Learn more about Bluesign here, https://www.bluesign.com/.


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.reedychemicalfoam.com/facts/factoids.php

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

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

BUmbleride Fabric Story Details and Specs