uvex suXXeed greencycle planet
Fully sustainable workwear
uvex has developed the first completely compostable workwear collection. Every piece of fabric, button and label in the uvex suXXeed greencycle planet collection is biodegradable. At the end of the product's life, all of it can be returned to the natural cycle. The Cradle to Cradle certified™ Gold Level workwear is setting new standards in terms of sustainability.
With the uvex suXXeed greencycle planet collection, the Fuerth-based company has succeeded in creating the first workwear collection that is fully compatible with the biological cycle. The workwear features a timeless look, was chosen among the finalists for the 2023 German Sustainability Award Design and complies with the motto "designed to be recycled": The buttons, threads, fabric and dyes are all 100% compostable, while the hanging tags are made of wood fibres, which make them biodegradable, as well.
The standard for new raw materials
This means that the clothes decompose within about 400 days and can be returned to the natural cycle, for example in a home compost heap or via industrial composting. As a result, the material can be returned to nature and new raw materials can be produced.
In addition to cotton, the uvex suXXeed greencycle planet collection makes use of a special polyester, which decomposes within a very short time due to the co-polymer structure. Only materials and ingredients that are proven to be free of harmful substances and do not have any harmful effects on human health are used.
Sustainable from start to finish
Furthermore, the Cradle to Cradle™ Gold certificate ensures that no process chemicals enter wastewater. uvex suXXeed greencycle planet clothing is produced using renewable energy sources. At the same time, at least 50 percent of direct on-site emissions are offset.
Protecting people is at the core of what we do. This means protecting not only people at work and participating in sporting and leisure activities, but also the environment. uvex's company-wide concept of protecting planet examines, evaluates and optimizes the entire value creation chain to create fully sustainable solutions.
About the uvex group
The uvex group unites four companies under one roof: the uvex safety group, the uvex sports group (uvex sports and ALPINA), the Filtral group (Filtral and Primetta) and Protecting People GmbH for the B2C business. The uvex group is represented by 49 branches in 22 countries and produces by conviction with a focus on Germany. 60 percent of the nearly 3,000 employees (as of FY 2020/21) are based in Germany. uvex is a global partner to top international sports as an outfitter to countless top athletes. The guiding principle of protecting people is both a mission and an obligation. To this end, the uvex group develops, produces and sells products and services for the safety and protection of people in the professional, sports and leisure sectors.