The future of our planet and continuing to reduce our impact on the environment is extremely important to us, as well as making uniform that stands up to school life!
We are committed to sustainability – from how we design and manufacture our garments to being a carbon neutral business since 2012.
Here we explain a little more about all the things we do to demonstrate our care for the environment and reduce our business impact. You can be assured that when you buy Trutex, you not only get the quality you would expect, but a long term commitment to being at the forefront of sustainable uniform.
Made to Last
Our uniform is tough! It can stand up to the rigors of school life, rough and tumble of the playground and multiple washing throughout the school year.
Carbon offsetting is a way to mitigate the carbon we use as a business, generating back positively in the environment. We have been a carbon neutral business since 2012. The first in the industry.
Eco Elite Renewably Sourced Finish
We use this more environmentally fiendly stain repellency finish for our trousers, shorts, skirts
(polyester / viscose styles)
Sustainably sourced fabrics ensure the source of the yarn is a maintained source and the impact to the environment is as low as possible. Our blazers, trousers and some style of skirts use 100% recycled post-consumer polyester and sustainably sourced viscose. Our 100% cotton knitwear uses responsibly sourced cotton.
100% Recycled Fabric
We’re pioneers in the use of polyester made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Our standard blazers (not Elements) use 100% recycled post-consumer polyester for the outer and inner fabric. Trousers (TLT, TSF, junior boys and TPT) use 100% recycled polyester and sustainably sourced viscose as well as the skirts using these fabrics (GPB, GSA, GPS)
Reducing Single Use Plastic
We are on a mission to reduce our single use plastics where we can and are committed to reducing their use by at least 50% by 2025.
Saving Plastic Bottles from Landfill
Thanks to our customers, we have saved over 14 million plastic bottles from reaching landfill in 2022. (this is based on units sold during 2021 of the products using recycled post consumer polyester)
We are doing our bit to minimise the shedding of our products whilst retaining fabric quality and comfort. Our sweatshirts shed 20% less fabric than high street competitors meaning less micro-plastics end up in the world's oceans.
Our environmental commitments are a part of our wider Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Follow this link to read our most recent CSR report which gives further information about our ethical standards, social responsibilities and environmental commitments.