Winternational is working very hard to be the best we can be in every area of our business. This is a continual process and we welcome your feedback and input. We are a small company and feel that we can create something meaningful whilst doing as little harm as possible to the wonderful world we live in.
We are constantly evaluating the packaging we use so that we can offer the best services to you whilst looking after the environment. At the present we are campaigning with suppliers to utilise the best packing with the lowest carbon footprint in terms of production and delivery and examining new packaging technologies.
Currently our boxes are made from recycled materials and are FSC approved. They can be recycled too - please do your bit!
The tissue papers are all FSC approved. This means the products used are from managed forests and that in using this product we are helping to ensure that our forests are alive and thriving for future generations.
Our mailing bags are fully recyclable and biodegradable but this takes a long time and therefore we are looking for more sustainable mailing bag solutions.
The plastic wrapper around our ski wear is fully recyclable and biodegradable. It takes a long time for plastics to biodegrade and therefore we are looking for more sustainable solutions. Please re-use this wherever and whenever you can and recycle it afterwards.
We try to use the minimum packaging we can whilst still ensuring your products reach you in perfect condition.
All cartridges from our printers are recycled. We send them to The Recycling Factory.
We select suppliers who reflect our own views on sourcing and production and have the welfare of workers and the environment at the core of what they do. This means that production is focused on using less water and creating less waste whilst creating and maintaining a healthy working environment.
We are proud to say that most of the garments we sell are produced to the very high Bluesign standard. This is an international independent standard based on resource productivity, consumer safety, air and water emissions as well as worker health and safety. There is total transparency along the textile production line without compromise on functionality, quality and design.
OEKO TEX Standard 1000 is a testing, audit and certification system for environmentally friendly operations in textile and clothing industries. The aim is to continuously improve performance and working conditions. Many of the garments we sell are produced to this standard.
We continue to encourage our designers and manufacturers to adopt environmentally friendly production techniques.
We only work with reliable courier companies who view driver welfare and the environment as being extremely important.
Winternational is partnering with DHL as part of their GoGreen initiative to offset all carbon emissions. Via a carbon calculation tool, DHL assesses each shipment’s carbon emissions, fuel usage, energy consumption and shipment data. This tool is patented and is the backbone of the unique service that DHL Express offers customers.
This system, in conjunction with a carbon management system identifies the most appropriate abatement projects, coordinates the offsetting of emissions and then with an independent third party, issues certificates that detail the annual carbon offset data for the customer.
Fur, Shearling and Hide trims
The fur, shearling and hide that accompanies some of our jackets, shoes and bags is sourced from reputable farms, including Saga furs where animal welfare is considered very important.
It is our understanding that fur, shearling, leather and hide are natural byproducts as the whole animal is used for other things, including the pet food many of us feed our pets in the western world.
Many companies claim to be fur free whilst still selling shearling, leather and hide as if these products don't also have an impact.