Everything we do has an impact on our planet, and we all carry some responsibility. To combat the climate crisis is a matter of urgency. At Ambassador Textiles, we certainly take our environmental responsibility very seriously. It is our mission to constantly assess and evaluate how we can reduce our carbon footprint, and maintain the excellent service and high-quality products we are known for. We have a holistic approach to sustainability, indeed we analyse all aspects across our business to see how we can specifically minimise our contribution to the growing climate crisis. Below are a few ways in which we are trying to uphold our ecological responsibility.
Ambassador Textiles has over 50 years of experience supplying numerous industries with various fabrics, from wool to polyester. One way in which we can improve our sustainability is to reduce our reliance on synthetic fibres. Our sustainable range now includes:
We work with numerous suppliers across the UK and global supply chain, thus ensuring all our fabrics meet required standards.
Our synthetic range of fabrics are Vegan approved and Oeko-Tex certified – fabric manufactured free from chemicals that are potentially harmful to our eco-system.
Because we source our recycled fabrics from established mills with the appropriate certification to match, the Global Recycled Standard monitors all yarns used.
Fast fashion and cheap fabrics are at odds with sustainability. Ambassador textiles source fabric with longevity in mind, by providing robust, hard-wearing, and responsibly sourced fabrics (see Martindale blog).
Ambassador Textiles additionally donates all surplus fabric to local educational institutions and charities. To learn more about this and fabric donations, please enquire here.
Wherever possible, Ambassador Textiles tries to reduce carbon emissions. In particular we reduce the distance couriers must travel, by using local suppliers. Subsequently this to reduces the pollution caused by vehicles in the logistical supply chain and supports the regional economy.
In a bid to reduce our carbon footprint, we have recently introduced a paperless sales and stock management system, therefore reducing unnecessary paper waste. Overall, we are exploring greener, eco-friendly sustainable packaging alternatives. We recycle excess material produced from packaging and shipping wherever possible.