Caring for our Environment
Reducing our impact
We are blessed to live and work in a really beautiful part of the world and as a consequence we are reminded daily of the importance of protecting our planet for generations to come. We are also acutely aware that there is a big world outside of the Fermanagh Lakelands and that our actions impact all of it.
That’s why we look constantly review our materials, suppliers and processes to ensure that we minimise our impact of the environment.
We recycle as much of our waste as possible and have now committed to using 100% recycled packaging for delivery of our products. Our electricity is sourced from renewable sources and we have recently completed a switch-over to energy efficient LED lighting at our workshop and office building.
Our commitment to the environment is demonstrated nowhere better than in our range of branded and non branded mats.
The fabric used in our best selling product, the full colour logo mat is made from 100% post consumer recycled content, the PET yarn being made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. Whilst our high quality Berber-Weave mat boasts 85% recycled content.
We can also offer a mat recycling service to our customers for worn out or obsolete rubber backed mats. None of the mats returned will be sent to landfill. The obsolete mats will be ground up and either renewed in non-launderable mats or converted to boiler fuel.
Clothing Industry Credentials Explained
All of our clothing ranges including sports and leisure wear, PPE, workwear and corporate clothing are sourced only from industry leading brand name manufacturers. We work closely with our suppliers to monitor the environmental and ethical policies of the manufacturers and have produced a simple quick reference guide to give you access to every brand's credentials all in one place. You can download a PDF version here:
An independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education
Fairtrade is a global movement with a strong and actiove presence in the UK and is about better p[rices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is an independent certification system that tests textile raw materials, intermediate and end products for harmsful substances at all stages of production
Textile Exchange inspires and equips people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain. TE focuses on minimising the harmsful impacts of the global textile industry and maximising its positive effects.
Improving working conditions in global supply chains, Sedex provides practical tools, services and a community network to help companies improve their responsible and sustainable business practices and source responsibly.
Fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit organisation. Their mission is to see a world where the garment industry supports workers in realising their rights to safe, dignified, properly paid employment.
The SA8000 Standard is the world's leading social certification program. It provides a holistic framework allowing organisations of all types, in any industry, and in any country to demonstrate their dedication to the fair treatment of workers.
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories and farms in their global supply chains.
ETI is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe. The ETA vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity.
FLA is a collaborative effort of universities, civil society organisations and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers' rights around the world. FLA places the onus on companies to voluntarily meet internationally recognised labour standards.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. REACH aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.