Partnering with the Japanese company Teijin (Japanese company specialising in developing environment-friendly products and services) and using ECO CIRCLE™ (Teijin’s revolutionary recycling system) Henri Lloyd has been able to produce its first ever entirely sustainable sailing wear through its own Blue Eco ‘infinite-loop’ recycling system.
Under the ‘infinite-loop’ system, customers can return worn-out Blue Eco products to Henri Lloyd for recycling through Teijin’s revolutionary fibre-to-fibre recycling facility. The recycled raw material is then converted into new, highly durable polyester fibres and engineered into fabric that is used for the manufacture of new Blue Eco products.
In an effort to significantly help reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption, Henri Lloyd’s Blue Eco Jacket and Hi Fit trousers are manufactured using highly functional new TP Eco recycled polyester fabric. The Blue Eco range is wind- and water-proof, highly breathable and has all the high quality design features associated with Henri Lloyd products.
The Blue Eco Jacket (above, left) is stylish and well cut, yet functional with features including articulated elbows/underarms, adjustable cuffs, storm flap with drainage channel that covers a two-way non-corrosive zip and an adjustable hem adjuster, fleece-lined collar, inner security pocket and two large fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets. The design of the jacket offers room for generous layering, and features a breathable lining. The rollaway articulated hood benefits from one handed shockcord aperture adjusters and an articulated hood pod for streamlined stowage.
The Blue Eco Hi-Fit Trousers (left) are well cut and articulated for a comfortable, tailored fit, have an elasticated back waist, fully adjustable elasticated shoulder straps, and ankle adjusters. They also have knee and seat reinforcement for extra durability. The front zip opening has an internal gusset, and the quick access leg pocket has a handy drainage system.
As well as the exciting colours available including Carbon, Marine, Topaz and Yellow, the Blue Eco collection is manufactured in a large range of sizes from XS–XXL.
Talking about the effects of these products Paul Strzelecki, Joint Chief Executive of Henri Lloyd said: “This is a positive first step on a long journey to become a more environmentally friendly company. It is also a very exciting time, particularly with our exclusive marine wear association with Teijin who are pioneers in this field. We not only aim to significantly reduce CO2 emissions into the environment but also want to provide our customers with an opportunity to actively participate in the mission to help preserve our oceans. We look forward to further developments in this area, and hope the ‘infinite-loop’ recycling system will set the course for the future of marine clothing manufacturing.”
Product, RRP in Sterling, Colours and Size
Blue Eco Jacket £135 Carbon, Marine, Topaz and Yellow XS–XXL
Blue Eco Hi-Fit Trousers £120 Carbon and Marine XS–XXL
Irish Henri Lloyd Stockists:
CH Marine, Cork
Dinghy Supplies, 46 Dublin Road, Sutton, Co Dublin. Tel: +353 (0)1 8322 312
Matthews Centre, Cork
Pro Rig, Howth, Co Dublin
Union Chandlery, Cork
Viking Marine, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin and Kilcoole, Co Wicklow