Portwest are serious about sustainability

Did you know we already have a wide selection of Eco-Conscious clothing, accessories and footwear, both instore and online?

It is our aim at Portwest Ireland to respond meaningfully and take the necessary steps to address the ongoing threat of climate change. We continuously strive to introduce low-carbon and green initiatives by increasing resource efficiency and designing more sustainable products.

Over the past few years, we have taken a wide array of steps to help produce garments in a more environmentally friendly manner. As we prepare to welcome our first designs - we are also excited to welcome an increased range of eco-conscious clothing, accessories and footwear to our eco-conscious collection of products from suppliers with green credentials.

Let's take a look at the first steps in our strategy to make our own products more sustainable.

RECYCLING

  • We have introduced a range of products made from recycled polyester. This fabric is produced by melting down used PET bottles which otherwise would have ended up in landfill and converting them into polyester yarn. These products are identified with the recycled icon in the catalogue or the bottle swing tag on the garment. Each garment will specify the approximate number of PET bottles equivalent to the recycled content.
  • Portwest Outdoor Protection Range swing tags are made from responsibly sourced recycled cards which can be recycled after use.
  • We are committed to the reduction of plastic to help combat the worldwide problem of single-use plastic waste and have a pathway in place to switch to a more sustainable version of garment polybags.
  • Bags used for shipping online orders are made from 80% recycled plastic content.

REDUCING PLASTIC

  • The Portwest Outdoor Protection range no longer uses silica gel sachets to protect goods from damage caused by moisture but instead uses DRI CLAY® sachets which are plastic-free, biodegradable, and chemical-free.
  • All Portwest Outdoor Protection garments use hemp cords instead of plastic kibbles on products. Hemp cord is fully compostable and can be broken down naturally in domestic compost bins.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 

  • About one-fifth of the world’s cotton production comes from a region in the Far East where there are alleged human rights abuses. We have committed to only use cotton which is not sourced from this region.

HONESTY & TRANSPARENCY

  • Portwest is committed to open and honest messaging on products with regard to sustainability and recycling. Products made from recycled content show on labels the exact percentage of recycled content used in the fabric construction, or the average number of PET bottles recycled to make the fabric on a swing tag on the product. We are sincere in our sustainability efforts and produce eco-friendly products in a transparent manner which is easy for the consumer to understand.

To shop the range of eco-friendly clothing, accessories and footwear, call into one of the Portwest stores or click a section below: 

Eco-Conscious Collection | Women's Eco-Conscious Collection | Men's Eco-Conscious Collection | Footwear Eco-Conscious Collection | Accessories Eco-Conscious Collection