Vaude creates backpacks, panniers and cycling clothing in a sustainable way. Vaude specialises in the production and development of environmentally friendly bags and clothing for mountaineering and cycling sports. The wide range of Vaude backpacks is especially popular among cyclists who make day trips and still find plenty of room in a small backpack for much needed spare tyres, multi tools and food or drinks.
Greenshape label and Bluesign criteria
What exactly is meant by these strict ecological requirements? Vaude focuses on the 100% Greenshape 2.0 warranty. This guarantee stands for extremely detailed and safe requirements for sustainable materials and therefore “green” products. Think, for example, of selection criteria regarding design, product development, use of certain materials, recycling or product maintenance. Even the production factories are screened for this. As if that were not enough, Vaude goes one step further by subjecting all additional components such as zippers, wires and even printing to the same screening. As a result, the trader, distributor and customer are assured that a Vaude product places the smallest possible burden on people and nature.
The Greenshape concept also builds on the globally applicable Bluesign criteria for textiles. Vaude has included these criteria in their company profile since 2001 and raised the bar even further with the help of the “Greenshape mountain” rating system. It is very easy to understand what the environmental and product-friendly values of the product are, based on the different levels on the mountain.
Designed for all weather conditions
Whether it's raining, snowing, sunny warm or very windy: Vaude wants to offer products that is relaible and which provides protection in all weather conditions. Of course, the products must also contribute to performance. Specifically, Vaude focuses on clothing for outdoor sports with a very neutral design style. In addition, they also offer shoes, various backpacks, bags and other products for sports like mountaineering, mountain biking, trekking and road cycling.
In terms of fabricss Vaude uses -besides organic cotton - mainly synthetic materials. These fabrics are durable and easy to work with. In this way, technical performance requirements, such as UV protection or water and wind repellent properties, can be met.