5 Sustainable Equestrian Clothing Products Produced With Eco Friendly Methods
Loving horses is simply not enough to be a passionate equestrian. Being a true equestrian requires to be connected with mother earth, doing all our best to preserve it, and keeping this in mind at all stages of our lives. If not, who can imagine galloping in deep green forests or at long beaches laying down next to crystal clear waters?
So what could be preservation requirements we should follow to protect mother earth as equestrians? Here comes sustainable equestrian products which were produced with eco friendly methods by brands that truly care about sustainability, and work hard to do something about it.
Sustainable equestrian clothing production may require a little more work compared to traditional production methods, however doesn’t mother nature deserve that? So we have gathered a list of our favourite sustainable equestrian products, as a way to congratulate brands who have been early adopters of this new but important trend of the equine textile industry.
1) Aztec Diamond Equestrian - New Era Sustainable Riding Leggings
Launched in 2014, Aztec Diamond Equestrian quickly became one of the leading equestrian brands on the market.
UK based stylish brand recently launched their latest collection, “The New Era” which combines innovative design and technical features, strengthened by the presence of the brands minimalist DNA.
The brand announced that the new collection includes sustainable horse riding leggings which are made from recycled plastic, this technical fabric is at the forefront of sustainable sports wear yarns.
As an addition to performance & cooling advantages, an incredible benefit of this new eco-friendly manufacture is that the manufacturing process of this product now uses significantly less water and energy. By the way, as an addition to the product itself, all the packing is 100% recycled and recyclable as well.
2) Kaia Equine - Lea Riding Leggings
Kaia Equine is another UK based brand, focusing on sustainable equestrian clothing products, and selling equestrian-wear made from regenerated ocean plastic.
Made from regenerated ocean plastic in a small London factory, The Tidal Collection includes “Lea Riding Leggings” that were produced by recycled plastic bottles.
Considering that plastic bottles can last for 450 years in a marine environment, shaping a brand focusing on sustainable production definitely deserves a big congrats!
3) Equestrian Stockholm - Eco Friendly Riding Breeches
Equestrian Stockholm offers exclusive gear and apparel for riders and their horses around the world. Their collections are designed with sustainability in mind, thus it’s a brand to be considering while seeking for sustainable equestrian products.
The material in Equestrian Stockholm riding breeches with 4 way stretch is produced in accordance to Bluesign for sustainable textile production without the use of harmful chemicals during production.
Many of Equestrian Stockholm products contain textiles were parts of the content is made from remains of coffee beans. This allows them to reduce the amount of petroleum-based materials in the product, which also reduces the pressure on earth’s natural resources.
4) Eco Equestrian - Eco Jods
Eco Equestrian is a family firm based in Shropshire, UK. The story behind their first product “sustainable EcoJods” started when the company founder Faith Page couldn't find the jodhpurs she wanted to buy - top quality, comfortable and practical, but made without costing the earth.
This made Faith to search for sourcing recycled fabric from companies who reprocess discarded fishing nets, carpets and other nylon fabrics into a material which could be turned into the jods she was dreaming of.
5) Asmar Equestrian - Sustainable Logo Tee
Asmar Equestrian is a premium riding apparel brand for the entire equestrian lifestyle, knits, outerwear, handbags and more.
The brand positions sustainable equestrian apparel production as the core of it’s mission, which means choosing sustainable materials, cutting out waste and keeping a finger on every part of their supply chain.
Noel Asmar Group has diverted over 261,000 water bottles from ending up in landfills so far, and the number keeps growing.
Take a look at their Sustainable Logo Tee which is made from 100% recycled fiber.
Sustainable production in equine industry has still a lot of space to grow. However, brands as the ones ,above are doing an amazing job by supporting sustainable production and to disseminate this trend. Hopefully, this amazing way to produce will spread out to many more brands all over the world and eco friendly equine production will become an industry standard in a soon future.