Our Sustainable Journey
ACAI is committed to providing high quality outdoor trousers and accessories for women, offering incredible style, fit and performance.
Part of our commitment to our customers is ensuring our products are made with as little environmental impact as possible.
Integrating sustainability into a business takes time but like every adventure we must begin by taking our first steps, and we are proud of the steps we have taken so far...
At the heart of every ACAI product sits the interplay of performance, style, fit and environmental impact.
Every time we design and create something new, these dynamics are at the forefront of our decision making process.
Our ACAI base layers are made using NILIT Heat, which is a unique yarn created with recycled coffee charcoal. This exceptional fibre offers superior thermo insulation, bacteriostatic properties, a powerful deodorising effect, and a sweat-free sensation for maximum comfort and all day performance.
An environmentally friendly yarn, NILIT Heat makes smart use of a natural surplus by integrating coffee charcoal from coffee bean shells into the nylon fibre.
Our ACAI Beanies are made with Polylana, an innovative yarn that is made with a blend of 30% virgin and 70% recycled materials, combined with Merino Wool. Each Beanie made with Polylana uses 5 fewer litres of water than a beanie made with 100% acrylic yarn, yielding water savings of 85%. Polylana is high performing, durable and warm, the perfect choice for our outdoor accessories.
Merino wool is a favourite material of the outdoor industry because of its naturally high performance, without the need for enhancing chemicals. Merino wool is soft against your skin, warm, breathable and moisture wicking. It’s also naturally antibacterial, and doesn’t absorb body odours, meaning your garments require far fewer washes. This material was the natural choice for our Merino Wool Hiking Socks.
We are also reducing our plastic waste by sending your outdoorwear packaged in a mesh laundry bag instead of a disposable plastic bag. As we continue to work on sourcing alternative plastic-free packaging, the current packaging we use to deliver your trousers is biodegradable and fully compostable.