Our Commitment to Sustainability
At Ascender Cycling Club, we are reimagining a sustainable fashion industry.
We founded our brand on the belief that there is a better way to make clothing – Besides the fact that we wanted to create high-performance, comfortable but also stylish pieces for cyclists, it was meaningful to us to make it using effective solutions protecting our earth. We focus on reducing emmissions and challenge ourselves and our partners to rethink the full supply-chain. We strive using sustainable resources for our fabrics and are happy and proud to work with some of the most forward-thinking manufacturers.
"Sustainability is no longer a trend, it is a business imperative!"
We strive to use BLUESIGN® or OEKO-TEX® certified fabrics to make our products.
What is Bluesign®?
The blue way by Bluesign represents the vision and mindset of responsible and sustainable manufacturing of textile consumer products. Bluesign is a system that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work in and everyone to live in. Powered by a holistic approach, Bluesign traces each textile’s path along the manufacturing process, making improvements at every stage from factory floor to finished product. Bluesign changes the environmental impact of textiles for good. As a solution provider and knowledge broker, Bluesign acts as an independent verifier to secure trust and transparency. Corresponding to this approach, Bluesign encourages the industry to increase their efforts in sustainable processes step by step.
Identify consumer products that meet the Bluesign® CRITERIA.
• Highest degree of safety for the consumer
• Manufacturing with lowest possible impact on people and the environment
• Responsible use of resources
More information on Bluesign https://www.bluesign.com/en
What is Oeko-Tex®?
OEKO-TEX® enables consumers and companies to make responsible decisions which protect our planet for future generations. The testing and certification process on which the standards are based guarantees maximum consumer safety.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world‘s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety. Find out here what STANDARD 100 means and why it is worth checking for this label when buying textiles.
More information on Oeko-Tex Standard 100 https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/