Stay Warm with Decathlon Ecodesign

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by Angele Karsan |

Looking for a sustainable way to stay warm this autumn? Find out everything you need to know about Decathlon’s ecodesign thermal and down jacket range.

There’s something about nature in the autumn time. The leaves turn an array of reds, browns and yellows and while the days are shorter, they often bring glorious sunshine, making them perfect for enjoying the outside before winter sets in. However, along with all the positives, it’s vital you wrap up warm. And what better way of doing that than in kit that is designed to protect our natural playgrounds?

As part of the ecodesign drive, Decathlon’s expert teams are doing everything they can to provide quality winter gear in innovative ways that reduce our environmental impact. From using unique and groundbreaking materials, all the way through a product's life cycle, they are finding new ways to be kinder to the planet. Find out more about the ecodesign technology behind the Men’s Trek 100 Mountain Down Padded Jacket, the Women's 100 Mountain Trekking Jacket, Women’s Trek 100 hooded Jacket and Trek 100 Down Gilet for both Men and Women. They might be just what you need for an Autumn to remember.

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RDS Certified

For keeping warm whilst out on a walk, there’s few better ways to do it than with gear insulated with down. The combination of lightweight feathers and compact style means walkers can keep in heat without feeling too weighed down. Each of our Forclaz down jackets, all bear the RDS (Responsible Down Standard) badge. This is a certification that ensures ethical, humane treatment of geese and ducks throughout the down and feather supply chain. This includes prohibition of force feeding, techniques such live plucking or moult-harvesting, and allowing the animals access to large indoor and outdoors hygienic spaces that ensure their well being. It is also a promise that they’ve been bred by the local food industry, meaning no animal will be bred for their feathers alone. After RDS feathers have been sourced, each prototype is tried and tested at the Forclaz test centres at the foot of Mont Blanc, meaning they won’t let you down. Click here for more information on RDS certification. Discover more

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Recycled Polyester

Instead of being wasteful and throwing away unused clothing, plastic bottles and other textiles, Decathlon melt them down and produce their breathable polyester. By doing this they are both reducing the amount of wasting and how much petroleum resource they are using in the production of their clothing.

In 2019 Decathlon recycled 32 million plastic bottles to make their Quechua fleeces, reinforcing their commitment to tackling plastic pollution.

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Dope Dye

Decathlon not only want their Autumn essentials to provide the right level of warmth and comfort, they want their colouring process to also be sustainable. Using a technique known as Dope Dyeing, Forclaz are able to reduce the amount of wastewater generated from dyeing vats. They do this by integrating the colour pigments into the fibre during the manufacturing stage, instead of doing it later using traditional dyeing processes. This innovative process can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30% and water consumption by 60%!

Decathlon realise how important it is to limit their impact by creating ecodesign clothing and equipment. That’s why starting in 2022 every new product entering the Decathlon design process will have to be ecodesigned, meaning by 2026 every own brand product Decathlon sell will have the ecodesign seal of approval. Together we can protect our playground. Discover more

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