Reduce pollution

We continuously aim to use more and more recycled materials to help reduce the pollution caused by waste. In our products, we make use of recycled materials with a certification, such as the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS), the Global Recycling Standard (GRS), or the Recycled Content Standard.

A part of our collection is made from Polylana®. The products made of Polylana® contain 60% recycled plastic from modified polyester pallets and rPET flakes, and 40% acryl. The benefits of Polylana® are saving water and energy, reducing waste, producing less CO2 emissions and it can be dyed at a low temperature. One beanie made of Polylana® saves 5 liters of water and one scarf up to 15 liters.

Innovative sustainable alternatives

Besides recycled materials, we are also exploring other sustainable materials at BARTS. We use a lot of man-made fibers like acryl and polyester in our products, but we are continuously looking for innovative, commercially viable and sustainable substitutions for those materials.

sustainability is a process

Integrating sustainability from an environmental, social and ethical perspective is a process. That is why we focus on long-term solutions, with the ambition to use increasingly more sustainable materials. We want to gradually make our collection sustainable, without doing any concessions with regard to quality, comfort and look.