Collection: Sustainability

Our planet is already experiencing the effects of climate changes, and the challenges we all face are many and very serious. We work purposefully on how Trimtex can become part of the solution, and not the problem.

Clean grit

Shaped by nature and the Nordic grit, we promise to deliver uncompromised quality and take our responsibility towards the environment seriously. We aim to make a difference where we can and want to allow our customers to make a conscious choice to put the environment at the forefront.

We have created our 'Clean Grit' product line to highlight all of our green models. All of these products are either made from recycled or upcycled materials and have a lower environmental impact . These products are easily distinguishable by the leaf symbol added to garments, catalogs, and tags. 

Frequently asked questions

What does RE:DUCE, RE:CYCLE and RE:MIND mean?

The DNA of our Clean Grit products:

RE:DUCE: To overall reduce the impact we have on the environment and improve sustainability.

RE:CYCLE: All of our garments are made with a minimum of 50% recycled fabrics.

RE:MIND:Garments are made by using leftover fabrics and trims from our stock.

What does it mean that a material is recycled?

Recycled materials are materials made from already existing materials or products, not raw materials. There are two types of recycled materials:
1. Materials made from production waste (pre-consumer). This is the most common one on today’s market and the one Trimtex is using.
2. Materials made from consumer waste (post-consumer). Not as available yet, but this is the direction Trimtex wants to go in the future.

What is ethical trade?

Ethical trade is the sum of efforts companies make to ensure that the goods they purchase are produced in accordance with internationally recognised standards relating to working conditions and environmental considerations.

Where is your production?

We operate most of our business in Europe, close to our Scandinavian marked. We have our own operation center in Pärnu, Estonia. Trimtex Baltic is involved and responsible for major parts of our development, design, purchasing, sourcing and logistics. Trimtex Baltic also operates parts of our production including cutting, printing, pressing, handling and quality controls.

Trimtex Baltic moved into a completely new office in 2017. This has been beneficial in many ways. The building use 95% renew­able energy for heating, we have implemented new generation lighting system which is energy-saving, the working environment has improved, and we have better work-flow with higher efficiency.

What certification do your clothes have?

Trimtex collaborate with high quality textile and trim suppliers from all over the world. The production facilities and qualities sourced have a high standard and an approach to sustainability and environmental issues that are in accordance with ethical guidelines.

We have full transparency when it comes to our suppliers, yet a third-party certification/partnership is important both for Trimtex and our customers to be sure we are only using material with as little environmental impact as possible. We focus on choosing suppliers who are either Bluesign or OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. As a precautionary principle, we do not use nano silver as an antibacterial coating in any of our products.

We are proud to say that Trimtex Baltic is ISO 9001:2015 (quality management) and ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management) certified. You can find all of our ISO certifications here.

Most of our garments are assembled and constructed into finished products in Estonia. One of our closest sewing partner is Protex Balti, also ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified and located in the same building as Trimtex Baltic. This way we have full control, can have a good partnership and make less environmental impact by having a shorter transportation distance. Our other sewing partner in Estonia is also ISO-certified and is called Nirgi Servis. On an average 9.500 products are produced in Pärnu every week (494.000 per year).

Do you have a Code of Conduct?

Yes we do! Our ethical guidelines and the objectives of our work, are enshrined in our “Code of Conduct”. This is a document that is meant to guarantee that all of Trimtex’ business partners run a type of business that is ethically viable, both in terms of mental and physical wellbeing of all people involved in the operation and all-natural resources affected by the business.

Consensus about these principles is a precondition to enter, maintain or renew a trading agreement. The guidelines in the document is based on international recognized ILO - and UN-conventions. The conditions mentioned in the Code of Conduct are extended to also include 3rd party operations that the business might be involved with. See the Code of Conduct here and our policy for responsible business conduct here.

Is Trimtex an environmentally friendly supplier of sportswear?

Yes, we would so, and we base this on the following:

• Our entire collection is made with durability and quality in mind. Our entire collection is developed with a constant focus on durability and high quality in order to increase the lifespan of the product as much as possible.

• 9% of our production is in Estonia. By having our main production in close vicinity to our main market (Scandinavia) means that 92% of our products are shipped by truck. Also, our offices in Estonia powered by 90% renewable energy.

• All our materials are either Oeko-Tex or Bluesign certified.

• We are constantly seeking better ways to reduce, re-use and recycle wherever we can. We make sure that our waste is handled in the best way available to us.

• We use and are changing to recycled materials wherever there is an equally good alternative available. Our main goal is to be 100% recycled by 2030.

• Our next goal is to make products that are recyclable after use, so that we are working towards becoming fully circular.

• In general, almost all transportation to and from our facilities in Estonia and Norway (finished products, fabrics, accessories, samples etc.) is by truck. Some are still sent by ship and today aprox. 5% is sent by plane. Trimtex has as one of its goals to reduce this amuont to below 1% by 2025.

• Packaging is to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We use recycled materials wherever we can and we are reducing as much as possible, step by step. We also want to make it as easy as possible for our customers to recycle these again.