Eco is not a trend. The textiles, aluminum and plastics that make up Bumbleride products are carefully chosen for durability, safety and function, but also for their environmental impact. Manufacturing can be a dirty business so we seek out suppliers that are innovating to save energy, conserve water and reduce pollution in landfills.
Beginning with our 2020 Collection, we have sourced nylon recovered from the upcycling of fishing nets, which now make up 25% of the plastic components on our stroller frame. These nylon fishing nets are recovered from the local oceans near our factory in Taiwan, cleaned, converted into reusable pellets, and injection molded into plastic parts. They have been tested for durability and have proved to be as effective as regular plastic.
All of our fabrics and padding are OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Class I certified free from harmful chemicals (What is OEKO-TEX?). Bumbleride products are free from Fire Retardants (except in UK where required by law), Lead, Phthalates, BPA, Polyurethane Foam (excluding Travel Bags for form), PVC, Vinyl, Formaldehyde, Chlorine, PFCs & PFASs (PFOA/PFOS) and many more harmful chemicals.
Bumbleride fabrics are made from 100% recycled PET (post-consumer plastic water bottles, polyethylene terephthalate, RPET). We have upcycled over 1 million bottles into our fabrics since 2011. In addition, our black colorways use an innovative dye process that conserves approximately 25-40 gallons of water per stroller. This dye process not only reduces water use, but also pollution.
In an industry where mega factories, fast fashion and mass production are the norm;causingsocial and quality control concerns along with extreme environmental harm, we have chosen to work with a family-run,small batch factory in Taiwan from the very beginning of Bumbleride. Our factory uses more than 50 local businesses as sub-contractors,who not only support the local economy, but allow for tight and close control on quality and efficiency.