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.
We have adopted a more environmentally friendly water resistant coating that is Poly-Fluoro-Carbon Free. The new C0 LDWR coating ensures no harmful chemicals are released into the environment.
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.
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.
Where possible we are committed to using recycled fabric and have most recently launched our Wild Print Collection, which incorporates 76% recycled nylon. Our Aventurite Stretch Skinny Outdoor Trousers also use recycled nylon.
Our partnership with Kapdaa Offcut Company ensures our commitment to reducing garments going to landfil, as our pre-loved skinnies are repurposed to create and cover
Adventure Notebooks. We also work Dirtbags, a climbing company in the Lake District who use our Thermal Trousers to make chalk and rope bags.
We have partnered with a charity called New Life Charity who work to reduce the volume of clothing and fabric going into landfills. They take our pre-loved trousers and re-sell them (if feasible), or recycle the fabric. This also provides volunteering and upskilling opportunities for young people with disabilities.