What is Responsible Shopping?
Here at The Epicentre, we are committed to reducing our impact, whether this is through the items we sell or the way we go about our days in the shop. We want to help our customers to make more informed decisions when it comes to buying their clothing, that’s why we have created a new way to shop responsibly online. You can now find everything in one place, making it easier to purchase clothing that is considerate to both the environment and local communities in less developed areas.
What is B Corp?
Certified B Corp. companies meet the highest standard of social and environmental impact. They are a new kind of business model that balances purposes and profit. By prioritising inclusivity and sustainability these brands are a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
We stock four brands that have been awarded this certification.
Recycled: Made using recycled materials, our recycled collection comes from brands such as Patagonia, Sherpa, tentree and Mountain Equipment. Using recycled polyester and recycled plastic bottles, this collection helps to reduce the amount of plastic ending up in landfill.
Give Back: This collection of clothing gives back to developing communities where basic amenities and education aren't always available. Sherpa Adventure Gear was set up by a Nepalese Sherpa who wanted to help give back to his community and help fund more children through education.
Considerate Manufacturing: It’s not just about what clothes are made from; it’s how they’re made. This collection features items that have been made in Bluesign® approved factories, are Fairtrade™ sewn or use down that can be traced back to the parent farm to ensure no animals were treated poorly. Feel good in what you wear, knowing you are helping to improve working conditions in factories all over the world.
Sustainable: Clothing that is made using materials and fabrics that are gentler on the environment or help to improve areas of conservation by planting trees for every product sold.
What we're doing in store
Here at the Epicentre we not only sell responsible clothing but we are trying to reduce our impact in store. Here's some of the changes we have made:
- We replaced all of our lightbulbs to energy efficient LED bulbs
- Our bags are now made from paper, replacing our plastic bags