Sustainability Efforts at Aero Tech
We’ve been taking steps to be a better community member by using more earth friendly materials in our products and labels as well as increasing our efforts to reduce waste. We have a long road ahead of us, and these efforts are only a start.
FSC® Certified, Green-e Certified, Green Seal™ Certified, and is made with 30% or more Post-Consumer Fiber. Printed using soy-based inks.
Merino wool is an incredibly soft natural fiber that is sustainable and renewable. Producing the fabric has a relatively low impact on the earth when compared to synthetic fibers. Best of all, merino wool is excellent at regulating body temperatures which makes for great cycling gear!
We've all seen the horrifying images of plastic bottles filling the ocean. Repreve has stepped up, and made it their mission to undo this plastic mess. To date, they have turned over 27 billion (and counting!) plastic bottles into a performance based fiber. This fiber is excellent in sporting apparel, especially cycling apparel. We are looking forward to use more Repreve in the future!
Being a manufacturer we inevitably create waste. However, we found that when we lay out the fabric to be cut, we can fill some of the unused space with patterns for smaller products. These products below help reduce land fill waste.
All the elastics, leg grippers, and labeling we use in our apparel are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. This means that these garment parts have been tested for harmful substances. OEKO-TEX uses independent partners to test and certify the clothing component.
Zero Mileage Design Process
Aero Tech Designs prides itself on unique and innovate designs. Our goal is to create a zero mileage design process. Designing in house is one way to reduce our negative carbon footprint and deliver high quality products to our customers. We strive to reduce waste by using digital design tools to lessen paper and cardboard waste. When we design here, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, we decrease the carbon emissions of vehicles transporting patterns and samples. We are working to make this trend a standard within our company.