Our action plan is based on six fundamental pillars :
Recycled yarn reuses post-production and other industrial waste to create completely new raw material for yarn production. This ecological thread maintains the quality, performance and touch that characterizes us. All our collections are produced with this type of yarn by our local supplier Meryl® and our Italian supplier Fulgar.
Reduction of emissions by purchasing from local producers , thus minimizing the impact of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. That is why all our suppliers are concentrated in the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain).
The polyamide used in the creation of our fabrics consumes an extraordinarily lower amount of water than cotton garments: 10 liters of water per Believe legging compared to 2,400 liters of water in a traditional cotton T-shirt.
We believe in Slow Fashion. The Fast Fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries on our planet, we want to advocate for a more responsible consumption by creating garments that offer a long useful life. For this, we offer collections with timeless designs made in fabrics that maintain their splendor and color wash after wash.
5. WITHOUT CHEMICAL TREATMENTS
The processes used in the production of our garments are respectful of our environment. Chemical finishes such as silicones or softeners, common in the industry, are not used , and which are one of the main causes that make the textile industry one of the largest consumers and contaminants of clean water on our planet.
6. WITHOUT MICROPLASTICS
Our garments do not release microplastics in the washes (*)
In recent times, the fashion industry has used a large number of staple fibers that, mixed with other fibers, simulate the high-quality touch that consumers are looking for.
Unfortunately, these microplastic staple fibers are released from garments during wash cycles, contaminating our oceans and waters.
The fibers used in Believe Athletics are designed to avoid contamination by microplastics. Our yarn supplier Meryl®, by spinning its continuous quality fibers with extraordinary tenacity, is able to offer the necessary quality without polluting our oceans.
CONCENTRATED PRODUCTION IN EUROPE
Fair and environmentally friendly production in Europe is of vital importance to us! We take the quality of our products and the ethical principles of our manufacturers very seriously and strive to achieve the highest standards.
We only work with companies with whom we have a personal relationship and who share our standards and views on quality. Most of our products are manufactured in the Iberian Peninsula. All our suppliers have prestigious international certifications such as GOTS, BCI, Global Sustainability, BSCI, Global Recycled Standard and Oeko-Tex among others, which ensure decent working conditions, sustainable production, use of the highest quality textiles, recycled materials certificates and reduction of water consumption in manufacturing processes.
COMMITMENT TO LIFE
All our products are vegan , which means that our entire production process does not use products of animal origin. As a consequence, fur, leather, and feathers, among other things, are restricted for production purposes. We also completely forego animal components within the coloring process.
(*) Microplastics: 5.25 trillion plastic particles are in the oceans, of which 92.4% are microplastics. Source: Five Gyres Institute, Los Angeles, Ca, USA.