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Responsibility

Sasta’s roots are deep in the wilderness and we want to do our part to preserve pure nature to the next generations. We pay attention to the environmental effects of our business, and constantly work to find responsible ways to produce clothing for demanding conditions. We want to offer durable, high-quality products that will last long in use

MATERIALS

For our products, we choose the materials that serve the user in the most optimal way. The materials used have to be durable, easily repairable and as least environmentally burdening as possible. Fabrics produced of recycled materials have been a part of our collection for decades, for example, the cotton-polyester blend used in our hiking products is made of organic cotton and recycled polyester, of which’ raw material is made of used plastic bottles. Also the elastic fabric used in hiking clothing is partially made of recycled polyamide. 

The wool used in our wool-fabrics is old disposal wool, that has been ripped to fibres and recreated to fabric with other fibres. As our Merino-wool we use mulesing-free merino wool, which guarantees a better living conditions of the sheep. Most of the cotton we use is organic.

Cardboard boxes used as packaging material are partially made of recycled materials.

We want to minimize the use of substances that are harmful to the environment and to people in production of our products. We have already given up on the usage of long-chained perfluoroalkyl compounds in the finishes of our fabrics (so called C8-finishes). Some of our products already include C0-finishing (PFC free) and our goal is to move to that standard with our whole production as soon as the suppliers of materials are able to offer this option. We are also trying to avoid material waste and we use all the materials acquired carefully for a good use.

We are constantly investigating the availability of different new materials and if they fit our purposes. We will use more environmentally friendly materials always when possible, but unfortunately they are not available for all purposes yet. For example, we use regular polyester mostly in our hunting products, since we have not been able to find suitable options made out of recycled materials yet. This is a fine objective for us to investigate and we believe that in the future fabric suppliers will offer more and more options made out of recycled fibers that are suitable for our purposes.

Percentages of different raw materials used in our fabrics during 2019

Fibre

%

Polyester

42,12

Recycled polyester

20,01

Organic cotton

13,20

Cotton

8,16

Merino wool

6,17

Recycled wool

5,19

Polyamide

2,87

Other fibres

1,98

Recycled polyamide

0,03


More information about the materials we use, their origin and certificates can be found on our Materials-site.


REPAIR SERVICE

By lengthening the mileage of a product, its carbon footprint can be decreased noticeably. For that reason it is especially important to us, that our products will endure both usage and time.

Care instructions of Sasta-products can be found on our site. By following the instructions you can lengthen the mileage of you your clothes.

Sasta has offered a repair service for its products for its whole history from the year 1969. When a piece of clothing breaks down, we advice to repair the product always if it is possible. More information about or repair service can be found here.


FACTORIES

Sasta’s products are produced in carefully selected factories in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, China and India. Calculated from the total amount (kg) of the materials used during 2019, 86% of our production has been located in the European Union area, and 14% in the Middle-East.

Majority of our production is located in the European Union area, in which the factories have adhered to the EU-legislation regarding matters of environment and human rights. Close proximity also makes efficient supervision possible.

The factory in China is BSCI-certificated

ELECTRICITY

At Sasta’s main location in Nurmes we have chosen to use non polluting hydroelectric power. The electricity has an GO-guarantee of origin certificate



WORK TOWARDS RESPONSIBILITY CONTINUES

In our business, we strive for greater results – the same principle applies for responsibility as well. We want to reduce the environmental effects of our actions, and to increase the transparency and measurability of our business.

Our next objective is to calculate the carbon footprint of our company. We will reduce our carbon foorprint by multiple means, for example by avoiding unnecessary travelling and to change the materials and packages of our products to more environmentally friendly options. The remaining pollution we will compensate in the future, and we have pledged to become a carbon neutral company by the year 2030 at latest.



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