Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility

Boathouse is proud to work towards a cleaner environment with Boathouse Gore-Tex Performance Rain Gear by adhering to the Bluesign® System of principals and criteria for sustainable textile production. By adhering to Bluesign standards and principals during the manufacturing of our Gore-Tex material and products, we are helping to ensure that the final textile meets the very stringent consumer safety and environmental requirements as defined by Bluesign

When you purchase a Boathouse Gore-Tex Jacket you can feel confident that you have purchased a sustainable product.

As a sustainable textile business, Boathouse works to conserve resources and minimize environmental impact by following the five core principals of the Bluesign system. These 5 principals are:

  • Resource Productivity
  • Consumer Safety
  • Water Emission
  • Air Emission
  • Occupational Health and Safety

What is Sustainability and why is it so important?

Sustainability is based on the principle that everything we need for our survival depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can coexist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 committed the United States to sustainability, declaring it a national policy. In the years since NEPA was enacted, the public’s interest in sustainability has broadened. In the areas where the US has seen considerable progress in sustainability, a common driver for sustainability efforts is citizens and other stakeholders environmental concern. In addition, sustainability practitioners are becoming more ambitious in their sustainability efforts and are working together to share best practices to ensure the greatest environmental, economic and social impact.   

Boathouse Gore-Tex is Bluesign Approved to Help Reduce the Environmental Impact of Textile Manufacturing.

When our customers receive their Boathouse Gore-Tex waterproof outerwear they know that by adhering to the bluesign® system it represents a product with a reduced environmental impact and increased efforts in sustainable processes.

Buying American From Boathouse Also Reduces The Carbon Footprint Of Shipping.

Additionally, since we are a proud USA manufacturer and we make our Elite Performance Outerwear and Gore-Tex Jackets in our Philadelphia factory, shipping direct to you, the consumer, we are helping to reduce the carbon footprint due to the reduced amount of packaging necessary for transport while conserving natural resources and CO2 emissions. Simply put, our product ships factory direct from Philadelphia – not shipped across oceans, trucked to distribution center then shipped to the retailer that you have to drive to to purchase. Think of all that wasted gas and unnecessary emissions.

We hope you will join us as we work toward a more sustainable future for generations to come.