Sustainability

Since 2008, we have been creating organic, recycled & bio-sourced products for snowboarding, skiing, surfing and the outdoors. This will never change.

WE ARE PICTURE

“When we launched Picture in 2008, sustainable development and conservation of the environment were strong values that we deemed absolutely necessary to build into the brand.”

“At that time, we really didn’t know very much about responsible textile manufacturing !
Today, our goal is to be fully committed to being responsible with the whole cycle of our products: the design, raw materials, the making, the use, the 2nd life and end of life. Join us on this adventure !”

Julien, Jeremy & Vincent

WE ARE ECO-DESIGNED

As soon as we start designing, we imagine how to approach recyclability, second life, & end of life. It is during the design process that our designers choose the materials to use, their quality, and their performance.

The fall will be softer

Scrap fabric is typically burned, which has disastrous carbon impact on the environment. That is why we recover and re-use all production scraps and raw materials from our manufacturing partners, who meet the Picture quality criteria.

These scraps and waste are then used to assemble unique, brightly colored and randomly assembled jacket liners.

WE ARE ORGANIC

95% of our cotton collection is made at the Seyfeli Factory in Izmir, Turkey. Products manufactured there are made of organic cotton – either GOTS or Organic Content Standard certified. Since the creation of Picture in 2008, we have worked with Seyfeli, a medium-sized factory, that has grown as we’ve grown.
The remaining 5% are made in India with recycled cotton for products such as shirts and chinos pants.

Organic cotton farming does not use GM seeds, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers. It preserves biodiversity, restores and builds up the soil, and saves a lot of water.

An organic farm produces 94% less carbon emissions than conventional

WE ARE RECYCLED

All of our technical products are made from a minimum of 50% recycled polyester from plastic bottles. We use Greenplus Taiwan certificatin to guarantee recycled rates of each product and Bluesign Approved Fabric to guarantee that they do not contain harmful chemicals.

5 steps from a plastic bottle to a polyester fabric :

Plastic bottles

Plastic PET Bottles are picked up and sorted by type and color

Flakes

They are stripped of their labels and caps. Then, they are washed, crushed and chopped into flakes.

Pellets

The flakes undergo a second melting and are made into consistently shaped pellets.

Yarn

The pellets are melted and extruded to make fiber. The fiber is crimped, cut, drawn and stretched, then baled.

Fabric

The baled fiber is processed into fabric, and the making of a Picture Jacket can begin!

WE ARE TRANSPARENT

Here is the list of all the factories we are working with. We visit each of them two to three times per year, and they are all engaged in an improvement process with Fair Wear Foundation.
We are convinced that working on a long-term partnership with factories is the key to find sustainable solutions.

LiLian - Dong Guan, China

LiLian has his own energy management system. Between 2014 to 2016, while the production volume has increased, LiLian electrical usage dropped about 35% from 600000 units to 440000 units.

Significent eco-improvements made those last years:​
​-S​olar energy
-Energy Efficient Lighting
-Installation of Water Curtains
-Installation of Skylights
-Thermal Power Plant

Products

Jackets Pants

Labels

Bluesign Bluesign Green Plus Green Plus

Atelier Cenyo - Châtillon-en-Michaille, France

Short sourcing system: polyester fabric knitted in Lombardie, Italy, then transformed at Cenyo, Rhône-Alpes, France.

Products

Neckwarmers

Seyfeli Ltd - Izmir, Turkey

95% of our cotton collection is made at the Seyfeli Factory in Izmir, Turkey. Products manufactured there are made of organic cotton – either GOTS or Organic Content Standard certified. Since the creation of Picture in 2009, we have worked with Seyfeli, a medium-sized factory, that has grown as we’ve grown.

Products

Hoodies

Labels

GOTS GOTS Organic Content Standard 100 Organic Content Standard 100

Sheico - Rayong, Thailand

SHEICO manufactures 4.5 million wetsuits a year. We found together 2 new alternatives to the classic Neoprene: NaturalPrene and Limestone.
If all of Sheico's customers would choose to use these green technologies, we could reduce an extraordinary 12.1 million kg of CO2 emission every year.

Siyarams - Mumbai, Inde

Products

T-shirts

Nantong Foremost - Nantong, Chine

Products

Gloves Beanies

Strategic Sports - Dong Guan, China

Products

Helmets

Yupoong - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Products

Caps

Hong Kong Love Fashion - Hong Kong, Chine

Products

Backpacks

Skyrun - Yangzhou, Chine

Products

Backpacks

Topption Ltd - Taipei, Taiwan

Products

Beanies

They all signed the Picture RSL, a list of chemicals banned from our products, according to the REACH standard.
Before putting products on the market, we do random test to ensure that the RSL is fully respected.

WE ARE PFC-FREE

100% of our technical products using water repellent treatments are now PFC Free.
PFC (perfluorocarbons) are chemicals that are used in technical garments to make them water repellent.
PFC are chemicals that are released into the air when making and using a product. They are harmful to the environment and people.

Our alternative is the renewably sourced Teflon EcoElite™ Technology.

WE ARE TAKING GOOD CARE

All of our products are made with the intention for you to use them as long as possible. To assure longer life, we invite you to follow these simple care recommendations..

Our after sales service will take care of your products, whether under warranty. Instead of replacing, we repair as often as possible. We work with several repair centers worldwide to offer that service. Let’s keep your Picture products with you for longer!

WE ARE LOW CARBON

Transport

Products travelling 10 000 km by boat have the same carbon impact as those that travel 900 km by truck.

CO2 emissions linked to the type of transportation can represent 50 % of the total carbon impact of a product


PICTURE YOUR IMPACT

You can actively participate in Picture products’ life cycle. Find out some simple life hacks that can help to reduce carbon emissions.

1. Choose the Picture product you want to buy or that you already own

2. How do you plan to go to your favorite shop to buy it?

Distance to do: kilometers.

3. How will you take care of your clothes? Whith what devices?

I think about care of my clothes:

years

I think about cleaning it:

times a year

I think about drying it:

times a year

4. What's yout plan once you don't need your garment any more?

Detail of the generated CO2 emissions during each step of this product’s lifecycle

Chosen garment (production – transport):

The way you go to the shop:

Garment washing: a year

Garment drying: a year

End of life/recycling:

Total

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