Our Eco Story
Bumbleride MaterialsSince 2016, all of our fabrics and padding are OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Class I certified free from harmful chemicals (What is OEKO-TEX?). Bumbleride products are free from Fire Retardants, Lead, Phthalates, BPA, Polyurethane Foam (excluding Travel Bags for form), PVC, Vinyl, Formaldehyde, Chlorine, PFAS and many more harmful chemicals.
Bumbleride fabrics are made from 100% RPET (post-consumer recycled plastic water bottles, polyethylene terephthalate, RPET). We have 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.
In an industry where mega factories, fast fashion and mass production are the norm; causing social and quality control concerns along with extreme environmental harm, we have chosen to work with a family-run, small batch factory in Taiwan from the very beginning of Bumbleride. Our factory uses more than 50 local businesses as sub-contractors, who not only support the local economy, but allow for tight and close control on quality and efficiency. Read more about our Factory.
We are constantly evolving. We’ve been on a quest to find the most earth-friendly durable water repellent, as traditional DWR used on performance fabrics is harmful to our planet and people. This new DWR would have to meet our stringent high performance and durability standards in addition to being safer on the planet. Through much research and testing, we are proud to offer a PFAS free DWR (C-0) since our 2020 Collection, that replaces these chemicals with a plant based oil to ensure the utmost safety for baby and planet. This new DWR provides outstanding waterproof performance and will last through many machine washes (spot washing with mild soap and water recommended to reduce environmental impact). Learn more about our DWR.
Ocean plastic pollution is another critical issue that we are addressing with the help of our factory and suppliers. Discarded nylon fishing nets make up a significant part of the plastic pollution impacting our oceans, sea life and the environment. A single “ghost net” can last for months trapping fish, whales, dolphins, seals, turtles and sea birds. Since our 2020 Collection, we have sourced nylon upcycled from fishing nets, which now make up 25% of the plastic components on our stroller frame. Cleaner oceans, happier sea life and less virgin plastic.
We continue to research new materials that maintain our high standards for performance, while reducing our impact on the environment.