Environment

Polygiene is driven by the belief that the environment is at the centre of sustainability. We want to limit the use of resources today to ensure the availability of resources for future generations.

To do this Polygiene scrutinises the entire supply chain – from sourcing, production, application through to washing and disposal. Together with outdoor loving consumers and leading environmentally conscious brands we are focussed on minimising the environmental footprint of all our activities.

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TIPS ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR CLOTHES

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Water

To save water wash your garments only when really necessary and wash sustainably by ensuring you wash full loads at the lowest temperatures possible.

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Hang dry

Let nature freshen up your garments. Hang them out to dry or air to avoid excessive washing. If you have to wash a garment let it drip dry and avoid tumble drying and ironing.

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Repair

Take a sustainable approach. Repair what you can and look to buy higher quality and more durable clothing, footwear and gear as it should have a longer lifespan.

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Reuse

Buy and sell clothes in second-hand and vintage shops. Rent, borrow or lend clothing that will be used rarely. Give unwanted clothes to charities rather than throwing them away.

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bluesign

Polygiene’s permanent textile treatment is bluesign® approved which means it meets rigorous independent environmental and product life cycle standards. It is also on the Oeko-tex list (I-IV) of independently tested and certified products.

The treatment is manufactured in the EU with minimal use of resources and conforms to strict environmental regulations. It is based on low concentrations of silver salt which is recovered from recycled silver in electronics waste. Polygiene is not nano-silver.

Recycling

Polygiene is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and to support our sustainable approach the treatment is applied to fabrics during the finishing stage, along with other treatments, to reduce the needs for additional energy and water.

As Polygiene is permanent, and will last the lifetime of your product, it can support other positive environmental actions:

  • travel lighter as you will need less luggage;
  • wash less and save water and energy;
  • longer life span of products due to reduced washing;
  • treated garments can also be recycled.

Polygiene is on the EU Biocidal Product Regulation list (BPR) and registered under the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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SAVE WATER, TIME, ENERGY AND MONEY!

Wear More.

Wash Less®

Washing and drying accounts for two thirds (2/3) of the environmental impact of a product. Polygiene treated textiles do not need to be washed as often, which saves water, energy, time and money as well as improve the lifespan of a product. With Polygiene you can wear more, wash less and be climate smart!

Minimal Environmental Footprint

To ensure the availability of resources for future generations, we reduce, recycle and reuse to limit the use of resources today. We consider the entire supply chain – from sourcing material to production and application through to use, washing and disposal. Polygiene treated garments are climate smart. Wear More. Wash Less®

Application

Polygiene is applied to the fabric during the finishing stage at the same time as other treatments. This helps minimize impact on the environment because additional energy or water is not required for application. Polygiene application specialists work closely with the production facilities in order to optimize the application process.

Polygiene Fast Facts

  • Polygiene is bluesign® approved – a demanding environmental certfication with a life-cycle approach

  • As Polygiene can be simultaneously applied, no additional water or energy is needed andthis helps minimize the impact on the environment

  • Polygiene is manufactured from recycled silver in the EU with minimal use of resources and in accordance with strict environ­mental regulations

Hard Facts

  • bluesign® approved

  • On the Oeko-tek list (I-IV) of independently tested and certified products

  • Registered under the EU Biocidal Product Regulation

  • Meets the requirements of REACH, the EU’s chemicals legislation

  • Approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Approved for use by ECO CIRCLE, a Japanese textile-recycling program

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