Peter Dumigan, MD of the Hultafors Group UK, looks at why garments that have sustainability and climate control features at their core can help to create a better on-site experience.
With firms and individuals increasingly focused on environmentally responsible business activities, Snickers Workwear’s eco-friendly range of garment solutions could prove to be the right ‘sustainable choice’ for you and your business. As government legislation comes closer to the horizon, employing garments that are made from recycled polyester, organic cotton and muelsing-free fabrics can help deliver peace of mind and compliance in an increasingly demanding world. This socially responsible approach to kitting out professional tradesmen and women is complimented by the brands’ well-established hallmarks of comfort and functionality. They’re delivered through the use of climate control and stretch fabrics which ensures that whatever the size of your workforce, there’s a product to fit each individual.
Tested in real conditions
Snickers Workwear climate-control clothing is tested for real from the arctic circle to the southern Mediterranean, in cold, heat, wind and rain. But not only are these working clothes tested for performance, they’re also tested with regard to ‘Environmental Sustainability’. Design and development has always been driven by continual research into user needs and experiences in a variety of working environments and weather conditions, but nowadays recyclability and carbon footprint impact is a key part of that evaluation. So, it’s not just the physical demands on the body when working hard on-site or in sports and leisure activities that’s researched, it’s the physical demands that product manufacturing and disposal place on the world around us that matters too. If it’s performance you need, check out the upgraded lightweight and breathable 37.5 fabric technology in Snicker’s Workwear’s LITEWork and FLEXIWork mid and base-layer clothes. With superb cooling technology, they’re great for demanding tasks on-site as well as high intensity gym work, circuit training, jogging, hill walking and mountain-biking. The new styles are made from highly functional waffle- structured 37.5 fabric for optimal ventilation, cooling and moisture transport to keep you feeling fresh for longer.
Doing your bit for the planet
If you want to be more than just cool and comfortable at work this winter – and do your bit for saving the planet – the ‘Verifiable Sustainability’ in Snickers Workwear’s new fleeces, undergarments and jackets will suit you down to the ground. These new products are made of 100% recycled polyester with a bio-based, anti-odour finish plus a smooth texture and efficient moisture transport for great working comfort. If your focus is on being kind to animals, the sustainable Merino wool midand base-layer clothes are mulesing-free which will help you stay warm or cool because of the nature of its 100% all-natural Merino Wool fabric that delivers optimal comfort for all kinds of working environments. Designed by nature for excellent ventilation and insulation, Merino wool is extremely soft, and naturally odour-preventive for an all-day fresh feel. It’s also temperature-regulating and repels water and dirt particles. It’s anti-static and Snickers Workwear ensures that the wool it uses is produced in kind-to-animals, ‘mulesing-free’ environments.
If recyclability is your focus then the AllroundWork fleeces and bodywarmers could be your ‘Sustainable Choice’. Made from 100% recycled polyester, the POLARTEC garments are comfortable and lightweight with great freedom of movement. If you want to ensure 100% ‘Circularity’ in what you’re wearing, a product that’s completely made from a combination of recycled materials and materials that are recyclable is EMMA, sustainably responsible safety footwear. EMMA is totally committed to sustainability and reducing waste. Every shoe, trainer or boot in its range is safe for the environment with a ‘100% ‘Circular’ manufacturing, usage-mapping and recycling process. While style, comfort and functionality have been key drivers in Snickers Workwear clothing development over the years, fabric performance and sustainability is now central to the technical design of the garments and footwear, just as it is in performance sports and leisurewear. The result is environmentally-friendly, ergonomically designed dual-purpose working clothes and footwear that are designed to meet the physical demands that tradesmen and women face at work in the winter months. They’ll help to reduce your carbon footprint too!
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