Sustainability is a key driver for us. It is one of the reasons Evou exists. The other reason is that we believe that sports- and activewear can be so much more fashionable.
Since inception in 2012 we’ve worked with recycled fabrics. As of 2020 we can say that we now only use recycled or regenerated fabrics.
Our sustainability drive goes beyond the use of recycled fabrics. Our goal is to have a minimal (or no) footprint across our entire business.
Sustainability is a key driver for us, but we also have a way to go. We are still learning, exploring, shaping, growing and changing to improve. Our goal is to choose the best option for planet and people in every step we take. May that be packaging, fabrics, designs, workload, health, prints, etc. We truly believe that every fashion brand should have sustainability as a key driver, as fashion is one of the most damaging industries for our planet. To protect our planet, we have to choose the best for our planet, by making sustainable choices in every step of the supply chain.
The fabrics we use are made of ECONYL® yarn, a 100% regenerated nylon yarn. Other fabrics we use are made with the Bluesign label. ‘BLUESIGN is a system that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work in and everyone to live in.’
The lace we used is fully made with GRS certified (Global Recycled Standard) recycled materials including the stretch thanks to the introduction of the unique ROICA™, sustainable yarn part of the ROICA™ Eco-Smart family.
Last but not least fabrics with the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® are used. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances.
Fabrication & Transportation
Many new and old brands are happy to announce they use recycled of eco-friendly fabrics, but that is nog enough to do better at saving our planet. So, at Evou we try to do better with re-thinking the fabrication, manufacturing and transportation as well. To cause as little CO2 emissions as possible, we choose manufacturers nearby, so we won’t have to fly in our goods. We try to choose electric vehicles as much as possible to do even better. Our manufacturers are based in Italy, Switzerland and Tunis (with headquarters in Belgium).
Choosing manufacturers close-by is also to be sure the garment workers are protected, well paid, cared for and that there are no children involved.
We want to be fair at all levels. Not there yet, but we keep improving daily!