Looking for a sustainable way to stay warm this fall? Find out everything you need to know about Decathlon’s range of eco-designed thermal jackets and down jackets.
There is something in nature in the fall. The leaves turn red, brown and yellow and although the days are shorter, they often bring bright sunshine, making them perfect for enjoying the outdoors before winter sets in. However, with all the positives, it is essential that you prepare for the warmth. And what better way to do it than in a kit designed to protect our natural playgrounds?
As part of our eco-design approach, our teams of experts make every effort to offer quality winter clothing in an innovative way that reduces our environmental impact. From the use of unique and revolutionary materials throughout a product’s lifecycle, we find new ways to be more environmentally friendly. Discover the eco-design technology behind the Trek 100 Mountain Down Quilted Jacket for Men, the 100 Mountain Trekking Jacket for Women, the Trek 100 Hooded Jacket for Women and the Trek 100 Down Vest for Men and Women. They could be just what you need for an unforgettable fall.
To stay warm on a walk, there’s no better way to do it than with down-insulated gear. The combination of lightweight feathers and compact styling means walkers can stay warm without feeling overly weighed down. Each of our Forclaz down jackets all carry the RDS (Responsible Down Standard) badge. This is a certification that guarantees ethical and humane treatment of geese and ducks throughout the down and feather supply chain. This includes banning force-feeding, techniques such as live picking or moulting harvesting, and allowing animals to access large indoor and outdoor hygienic spaces that ensure their well-being. It’s also a promise that they were bred by the local food industry, which means that no animal will be bred just for its feathers. After sourcing the RDS feathers, each prototype is tried and tested in the Forclaz test centers, at the foot of Mont Blanc, so as not to disappoint you. Click here for more information on RDS certification.
Instead of wasting and throwing away unused clothes, plastic bottles and other textiles, we can melt them down and produce our breathable polyester. By doing this, we reduce both the amount of waste and the amount of petroleum resources that we use in the production of our clothes.
In 2019, we recycled 32 million plastic bottles to make our Quechua fleeces, reinforcing our commitment to fight plastic pollution.
Not only do we want our fall essentials to provide the right level of warmth and comfort, but we want their coloring process to be sustainable as well. Using a technique known as Dope Dyeing, Forclaz is able to reduce the amount of wastewater generated by the dye tanks. We do this by incorporating the color pigments into the fiber during the manufacturing phase, instead of doing it later using traditional dyeing processes. This innovative process reduces CO2 emissions by up to 30% and water consumption by 60%!
We realize how important it is to limit our impact by creating eco-designed clothing and equipment. This is why from 2022, each new product entering the Decathlon design process will have to be eco-designed, that is to say that in 2026, each own-brand product that we sell will have the label of ‘eco conception. Together, we can protect our playground.