Materials

Materials Matter

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. All of our fabrics are OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Class I certified free from harmful chemicals. Bumbleride fabrics are made from 100% recycled PET (which is post-consumer water bottles, rPET, polyethylene terephthalate). We’ve proudly been using the same family-run factory in Taiwan since the beginning, helping us to stay closely involved with the production process. 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 created from the dye process.

This year, we have moved from a C-8 fluorocarbon-based water repellent treatment to a C-6 treatment, which is more eco-friendly as its by-products break down faster in the environment with less potential toxicity to living things over time.

What is Recycled PET (rPET)?

PET is polyethylene terephthalate (plastic water bottles), considered a greener option in textiles today for a few reasons:

  • Various studies all agree that it uses anywhere from 35-53% less energy to make recycled polyester than it does to make virgin polyester.
  • We are keeping bottles out of landfills and reducing use of raw/virgin materials.
  • rPET is cited as producing far fewer emissions to the air than does the production of virgin polyester: again estimates vary, but Libolon’s website introducing its new RePET yarn put the estimate at 54.6% fewer CO2 emissions (source).

    What is OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Class I?

    It is of the utmost importance that our products are produced with non-toxic materials. The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for fabrics, which evaluates every stage of production. Class I is the strictest of the test classes and applies to products for babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age (underwear, rompers, clothing, bed linen, terry products etc.). Learn more

    What is TPR?

    Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR), has replaced the foam in our handlebars excluding Era which features 100% cork. TPR is durable, recyclable and uses less energy to produce.

    Why Cork?

    • Durable & Anti-microbial
    • 100% Sustainable & Renewable
    • Naturally Waterproof & Non-toxic
    • Non-slip, Ergonomic Grip

    Organic Cotton Collection


    We are thrilled to announce the addition of the 100% Organic Cotton Collection at Bumbleride. Our goal is to keep it simple and functional by only manufacturing items that you need and nothing you don’t. This organic collection is for those who prefer a gentler option for sensitive skin or want extra cushion and support for little ones on the go. We are proud this organic collection is GOTS certified; free of pesticides and harmful chemicals. Plus, producing organic cotton uses 71% less water, 62% less energy and has less impact on the air than conventional cotton. Small choices make a big impact.

    Bumbleride Safety Certifications:

      • ASTM-F833 (US)
      • SOR-85-379 (Canada)
      • EN-1888 (Europe)
      • AS/NZS-2088 (Australia / New Zealand)

     

    Helpul links to learn more:

    https://oecotextiles.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/textiles-and-water-use/

    https://oecotextiles.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/why-is-recycled-polyester-considered-a-sustainable-textile/

    http://www.theplanetbottle.net/what-is-pet.html

    http://www.reedychemicalfoam.com/facts/factoids.php

    http://aboutorganiccotton.org/