What we believe in
Just as we ensure all our products are either recycled or as environmentally friendly as possible, so naturally we make sure our production methods and packaging is as green and sustainable as is practical.
As a company we regularly review our environmental impact and happily embrace new technology (high & low) to help improve our production, waste management, energy and water efficiency whenever we can. As such this also includes regular reviews of the environmental, ethical and social standards of our suppliers. At Aqua & Rock we try to use green technology wherever possible, such as solar panels, rainwater harvesting and heat recovery systems. We of course recycle and reuse as much as we can. We reuse packaging from our suppliers, all our office paper is recycled, we divert clothing waste from landfills and we treat recycled plastic as primary source material.
To keep our carbon foot print to a minimum, we source all our material from UK or EU suppliers and most of our manufacturing is based in UK and EU. This also ensures that our supply chain will always adhere to the latest UK & EU environmental and employment standards, and thus be treating people fairly while helping to look after the planet.
The vast majority of our products are not just made from recycled material, most are either recyclable, compostable or bio-degradable.
Where it is necessary to use virgin or non-recycled materials we will always endeavour to keep it to the minimum possible.
Why Recycle – The Benefits
The production of recycled clothing and paper also reduces carbon emissions. In addition, carbon is retained in the clothing and paper when recycled rather than being released when incinerated or broken down in landfill sites.
Recycling can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the whole life of the product. If clothing and paper are sent to landfill it rots and in the process emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, or if incinerated releases carbon dioxide, again recognised as contributing to climate change. Aqua Triblend diverts clothing waste from landfills
Recycled paper and textile production uses up to 50% less water than virgin paper and fewer chemical processes. Most recycled papers and textiles require little if any bleaching and where bleaching is used, almost invariably chlorine-free agents are used. Truly sustainable clothing brand using the circular business model whilst supporting British manufacturing.