Sustainability matters to Bumbleride.
Read more about what they’re doing here.
Eco is not a trend. Manufacturing can be a dirty business so we seek out suppliers that are innovating to save energy, conserve water and reduce pollution in landfills.
The textiles, aluminum and plastics that make up Bumbleride products are carefully chosen:
- Environmental impact
All Bumbleride fabrics are OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Class I certified free from harmful chemicals.
Bumbleride products are free from Fire Retardants (except in UK where required by law), Lead, Phthalates, BPA, Polyurethane Foam, 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, rPET, polyethylene terephthalate).
As a company this means Bumbleride has 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.
Bumbleride has proudly been using the same family-run factory in Taiwan since the beginning, helping the company to stay closely involved with the production process.
In 2020, after much research to find an alternative to C6 water repellents, a PFC free water repellant came available that replaces these chemicals with a plant based oil to ensure the utmost safety for baby and planet. This DWR continues to provide outstanding waterproof performance and will last through many machine washes (spot washing with mild soap and water recommended to reduce environmental impact). In 2018, Bumbleride moved from a C-8 fluorocarbon-based durable water repellent (DWR) treatment to a C-6 treatment, which breaks 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.
- Bumbleride's use of this fabric keeps bottles out of landfills and reduces 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 Bumbleride's 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.
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.
- Durable & Anti-microbial
- 100% Sustainable & Renewable
- Naturally Waterproof & Non-toxic
- Non-slip, Ergonomic Grip
Learn more about cork.
Organic Cotton Collection
The addition of the 100% Organic Cotton Collection at Bumbleride is pretty exciting! This allows Bumbleride to keep to simplicity and functionality by only manufacturing items that are needed nothing you don’t. Small choices make a big impact. Did you know producing organic cotton uses 71% less water, 62% less energy and has less impact on the air than conventional cotton?
Bumbleride's 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.
Bumbleride Safety Certifications ASTM-F833 (US) ; SOR-85-379 (Canada) ; EN-1888 (Europe) ; AS/NZS-2088 (Australia / New Zealand)