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.
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.
Check our Quality and Environment Policy
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.
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.