Endura was founded as a manufacturing company and has always been directly involved with in-house manufacture of clothing at its own facility in Scotland. This ethos continues to this day and Endura actually manufactures more product in its own facility now than ever before with plans to further increase production in the coming year with a focus on cutting-edge cycling kit for custom clothing for cycle clubs and production of kit for the Endura sponsored Movistar Team and Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team.
Endura’s production facility incorporates the latest technology in CAD design, digital sublimation printing, laser cutting, automatic ceramic blade cutting and seamless ultrasonic welding/cutting and we continue to invest in the latest production technologies, while most other brands source all product through vendors overseas.
This is still a work in progress for Endura and mainly affects the dying processes at mills that can damage the environment. The majority of products in our range have been dyed in mills located in pollution-controlled environments which are OEKO-TEX® certified. These products will be identified to the consumer with a small recycled hangtag.
Our shipping policy is very clear; that all stock ships by sea unless there is urgent requirement.
We have updated our stock planning approach and improved our accuracy of prediction considerably and the amount that we ship by air has reduced by 32% in the in the two years since 2011.
Our packaging and recycling policy is already well established; our header cards/hangtags are now recyclable or are switching to being recyclable and we use non-coated materials that can be recycled as a matter of course for all new developments.
At head office Endura has an Environmental Work Group who monitor our waste and currently recycle cardboard, polythene, plastics, paper and our surplus fabrics are sent to childcare organisations who use them for craft play.