SUSTAINABILITY

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Cycling is a sport and a passion. It’s also becoming a byword for sustainability and an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Balancing growth and innovation with a fairer distribution of resources and a mindful use of available raw materials is one of the privileges that we at Elastic Interface® do not want to give up.

Our sustainable strategy

Quite a while ago Elastic Interface® began carefully analysing our materials, processes and manufacturing methods so we could rationalise the use of all energy resources, from water to electricity, and significantly reduce waste and the emission of pollutants.

EIT set out on this road to a more responsible way of doing business so we can make high-quality, long-lasting products that continue to have less impact on the environment.

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Our guarantees of certified sustainability

All Elastic Interface® products are Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified. This label sets out the strictest requirements for safeguarding people and the environment, guaranteeing that any product next to your skin is safe. Our fabrics come with the bluesign® guarantee that proves our commitment to using clean resources and safe production processes. It also provides the assurance that unsustainable materials can never make it into the production chain.

For you and for the generations still to come we are committed to making the finest quality cycling pads so that everyone can continue to enjoy that unique magic you only get from cycling.
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Recycled Fabrics

Eco Performance Fabric is what happens when we apply an eco-sustainable philosophy to the performance of Elastic Interface® products. The result is a recycled warp-knit stretch fabric in which even the elastomer is recycled and certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).

Producing Elastic Interface® Eco Performance Fabric enables us to reduce CO2 emissions by about 53% as well as cutting waste from raw material, which helps to protect the environment. This process is certified to the SCS Recycled Content Standard.

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Our sustainability program

The  Elastic  Interface®  Road  to  Sustainability  started  in  2017  with  the  launch  of  the  company  3R   Program.  That  was  the  moment  when  a  new  strategy  was  developed  and  new  goals  were  set. The  very  first  pedal  stroke  on  this  road  was  the  Green  Energy:  Greener,  our  energy  supplier,  only  uses  renewable  resources  to  meet  energy  needs  of  its  customers.

The  second  step  was  the  ECO  Performance  Fabric:  made  of  pre-consumer  polyamide  and  elastane  and  post-consumer  polyester,  ECO  Performance  Fabric  is  a  warp-knit  stretch  fabric  certified  to  the  Global  Recycle  Standard  and  SCS  Recycled  Content  Standard.  This  recycled  fabric  allows  Elastic  Interface®  to  reduce  CO2  emissions  by  about  53%  as  well  as  cutting  waste  from  raw  material;  starting  2019  the  entire  EIT  fabric  platform  will  be  made  of  recycled  fabrics,  for  a  production  that  helps  to  protect  the  environment.

2018  was  the  year  of  a  more  conscious  way  of  using  paper  and  paperboard:  a  new  software  system  allowed  to  reduce  printed  paper,  product  catalogue  was  only  released  in  the  pdf  version  and  packaging  was  revised  with  recyclable  and  less  paperboard.

In  addition  to  our  ISO  9001  certification,  2018  was  also  the  year  of  the  ISO  14001  certification:  Elastic  Interface®  is  the  first  cycling  pad  manufacturer  that  is  certified  for  its  environmental  management  system.

As  any  other  manufacturer,  Elastic  Interface®  has  inevitably  production  waste  to  dispose.  However, compared  to  other  padding-making  processes  where  paddings  are  shaped  starting  from  big  lots,  Elastic Interface®’s  cutting  process  produces  around  40%  less  of  production  waste.  Through  the  establishment  of the  foam  recycle  program,  Elastic  Interface®  started  recycling  its  foam  waste,  giving  it  to  IFT  Manifatture srl.  This  company  uses  production  waste  to  turn  it  into  new  products  for  thermo  and  acoustic  isolation  of houses.

One  last  step  for  sustainability  was  the  optimization  of  shipping  routes,  where  routes  between  production  and  our  warehouse  were  re-organized  and  optimized  to  reduce  CO2  emissions  and  pollution.