Do your products contain chemicals that could be harmful to children?
Reima considers children’s health extremely important. That is why we have set strict limits on the amounts of chemicals that can be found in our products. We haven’t invented these limit values ourselves: we follow the EU REACH list of restricted chemicals, and comply to the limit values set by the Oeko-Tex 100 standard.
The Reima® Newborn collection designed for small babies is so safe and clean that you could even eat it :) The outdoor fabrics that we use are treated to make them dirt-resistant, thereby saving water, energy and detergent. Our surface treatment is a safe, PFOA-free fluorocarbon compound. The surface treatments of Reimatec® products do not contain controversial fluorinated hydrocarbons of any type.
Continuous testing of material quality and safety
We assure the quality of all materials and trimmings with lab tests before production, according to purpose: e.g. tests on water resistance, abrasion resistance, durability, functionality, breathability, color fastness to washing, tear strength, Sun Protection Factor and many more.
We test and develop more sustainable materials
It would be a good idea to recycle durable synthetic fibres to make new products before the fibres are ultimately incinerated. To identify new recycling opportunities, Reima has joined the EU's Trash-2-Cash research project, which is expected to produce results in 2019. KUHAKO, another research project Reima is involved in, aims to find for more ways to utilize fibre hemp.
One of the key objectives of our product development is to reduce the need for washing by improving dirt and water resistance. We are constantly looking for new materials and finishings that are more biodegradable and cause less damage to the environment. Reima rainwear and windfleece garments do not have any surface treatments at all, and as of autumn 2017, we treat our other outdoor clothing to be dirt-resistant entirely without fluorocarbons.
We only use chemicals that are safe and allowed
REACH is the EC Regulation on chemicals and their safe use. Reima and its suppliers are obliged to follow REACH’s regulation and restrictions.
The materials and trims in Reima garments must conform to the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 limit values (an independent certification and testing system for textile raw materials, both intermediate and end products, and for all stages of production). All our current technical outerwear shell fabrics have an Oeko-Tex certificate. All Reima® products for babieas and toddlers are required to meet the strictest limit values of Oeko-Tex class I (for baby wear).
We care about animal welfare
All fur in Reima® products is imitation fur.
All down and feathers in Reima® down clothes are byproducts of poultry production. They are certified to have been produced in an ethical manner (no force-feeding or plucking live birds). Reima will take the Responsible Down Standard labelling into use in autumn 2018.