Responsible Shopping at The Epicentre
25th September 2019 by Kathryn
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”– Albert Einstein
Sustainability and recycling are at the forefront of global discussions as more and more people are realising the damaging effects of single-use plastic, fast fashion and other environmentally damaging habits. It can seem a daunting task to try and reduce your own carbon footprint but here at the Epicentre we are dedicated to helping you make more informed choices when it comes purchasing outdoor clothing and equipment.
How can we help you?
We have now made it easier to shop responsibly at the Epicentre by creating dedicated categories so you can shop more considerately.
- Give Back
- Considerate Manufacturing
Recycled: Clothing that has been made using recycled materials.
Give Back: These are items that once purchased, the company will donate money or goods to charities or communities in less developed areas.
Considerate Manufacturing: Companies that have gone the extra mile to ensure the factories that supply their goods are using sustainable method, Bluesign® approved, or adhering to Fairtrade® working standards.
Sustainable: Clothing that has been crafted from ethically grown/sourced materials or created by a company that helps the environment for every garment sold.
What we're doing in store
Introducing RePack and the Single Use Plastic Project
What is RePack?
RePack is a sustainable packaging company that aim to reduce the number of single use plastic bags through their reusable packaging bags.
How does it do this?
Instead of sending our parcels in our usual plastic bags, we will be trialling RePack, you will spot them thanks to the bright yellow bags. You receive your parcel as normal but instead of throwing away the parcel bag, you ship this back to RePack with the pre-paid label and the bag is cleaned and used over and over until it needs repairing.
What is the Single Use Plastic Project?
Set up by the European Outdoor Group, the Single Use Plastic Project aims to reduce the amount of plastic packaging that is used in the outdoor industry. We cherish the outdoors and working in this industry we need to do our bit to try and reduce the amount of single use plastic that is being thrown away. This initiative reduces the amount of plastic bags sent out to consumers, if you have ordered from us you may notice some items are coming without a plastic bag. We would love to hear your feedback if you have received one of our parcels!