Husky Banana has started using recycled material instead of “virgin material”. The materials meet OEKO-Tex and Global Recycled Standard certificates. The main sources of recycling are used soft drink bottles and nets. The result is an advanced, durable, suitably tight and skin-friendly material.
The production of recycled material requires almost 60 percent less energy than the production of virgin polyamide. Carbon dioxide emissions are about 30 percent lower than in the production of virgin material.
Global Recycled Standard
Husky Banana's recycled materials comply with the Global Recycled Standard. The aim of the standard is to increase the use of recycled materials. The GRS includes additional criteria for social and environmental treatment requirements and chemical restrictions. GRS contains e.g. these features:
- make it easier for consumers to choose the recycling option once the material has been audited by a third party.
- standardization reduces the adverse effects of production on humans and the environment.
- ensure that products are manufactured in accordance with sustainable development.
- increase the percentages of product recycling content.
Oko-Tex Standard 100 is an international textile testing and certification system developed in 1992. The standard restricts the use of certain textile chemicals that are considered contaminants. A certificate issued by independent research institutes guarantees that the product does not contain harmful pesticide, heavy metal or formaldehyde residues.
We have switched to using recycled material. We only use “virgin material” if a recycling option is not available. The use of recycled material reduces CO2 emissions by 30% compared to the use of “virgin material.”
Husky Banana packs the products into packaging made from recycled material. Used packaging can also be recycled.
The production of materials and products, as well as the shipment of orders, take place in the same city, so the customer receives the products as directly as possible from the factory without unnecessary intermediate storage.
Husky Banana has a longer delivery time, 7 to 15 days. In our experience, a longer delivery time allows for more thoughtful purchases than orders with fast delivery if we consider the number of returns as a measure. Refunds have an impact on pricing for all customers and the climate impact applies to all of us.
Manufacturing and logistics inevitably cause CO2 emissions. We compensate for these emissions by planting trees in Finland on peat bogs where peat has been raised for energy use. Our destinations are in Vaala through the Istutapuita.fi service. Old bog bottoms are particularly important for afforestation to prevent the release of carbon dioxide from the remaining peat into the air or water bodies. With the help of successful afforestation, carbon sinks grow from old bogs, which also bind the greenhouse emissions caused by Husky Banana.
Care and durability
One of the best environmental actions is the proper care and use of clothing. With these, you extend the life cycle of your clothes by years. Here you will find more tips on maintenance, read more.