Each Urban Jacket is made using 30 plastic bottles.
By using recycled polyester, we're not only providing new jobs for unemployed bottles and divert them from landfill, we also make huge savings on water and energy. Win-win.
We turn those plastic bottles into super fine fibres. They are then specifically weaved for a unique soft finish that looks and feels softer than cotton.
PFCs (fluorocarbon) are commonly used on most water repellent jackets. Although they are performing well, they are also harmful for the wildlife and for the people.
This is why we are ditching it, and have managed to replace it with a safe alternative made in Germany.
BIONIC-FINISH® ECO, a remarkable water repellent finish, that is fluorocarbon-free, bluesign® accredited.
As we sometimes have to be a bit more active to get around, we've included a breathable membrane into our fabric. 10,000g rating.
Water doesn't get in, sweat vapour gets out. Technology!
Our cuffs are adjustable, and we've included a reflective side, for the cyclists out there.
Making your hand signals more visible, and increasing your chance of survival. Which is always good.
Poorly designed hoods are annoying, and even dangerous if you're cycling.
So we've designed ours to follow your head movements, with a 3 point adjustment system.
And also be helmet compatible!
We definitely don't aim to blend in, and each one of our designs is engineered to never look boring.
Choose between 3 vibrant solid colours and 3 bold prints, all designed in-house thanks to our technologically advanced design machinery.
We screened many factories before committing to our current partner.
We are super proud (and lucky) to be working with friendly, highly skilled artisans who share our commitment to ethical manufacturing.
All taking place in a clean and safe environment that we visit regularly.
We're here to build clothes that protect you, and the environment.
Bluesign® certified on water repellent, and working hard to get even more sections certified.
And we don't stop there.
We try and reduce our impact wherever possible. For instance, we collect our fabric trimmings and upcycle it to make repair kits, and future products.
Or by making better choices for our packaging and mailer bags.