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Sustainable Initiative

Sustainability of a garment not only comes from its production but also from its longevity. “Schoolwear You Can Trust” is a performance and ethical commitment to our customers that has always been a core part of Zeco. We do not supply supermarket quality items that need be regularly replaced, our uniform is consistent in colour, designed to last, and made to be passed on through siblings or second-hand shops. Zeco uniform is made to be grown out of not worn out providing sustainability and better value for parents.

Our ReNew eco-fabric is made from 100% recycled post-consumer polyester yarns and is Gold standard GRS certified.

Each blazer saves on average 34 non-biodegradable PET plastic bottles from going to landfill and displaces crude oil in the production process of the polyester.

Our new for 2020 eco-polyester and sustainably sourced viscose boys trousers & shorts will also save over 1 million plastic bottles from going to landfill each year.

From bottle to eco-garment, our 6 step process allows us all to put the planet first, without ever sacrificing on quality, durability or comfort.

Number Of Bottles Saved From Landfill Per Eco-Garment Include:

How Eco-Polyester Is Made

Reducing Energy & Waste

At Zeco we’re always looking for ways to recycle and reduce waste. All our waste is separated so only the minimum is sent to landfill and we re-use and recycle as much as possible.

Any garments that are deemed unfit for sale or other use are picked up by our local charity shop, Barnardo’s, or sent to be used in developing countries.

We re-use any cardboard that is used in thetransportation of garments to us, but those that cannot be re-used is baled and picked up by local East London company, Edwards Recycling, who are able to recycle 100% of what they receive from us.

Our transport systems are also considered as we try and reduce our carbon footprint. We consolidate deliveries both inbound and outbound where possible to utilise the full capacity of delivery vehicles thereby reducing emissions.

Ethical Initiative

Quality, service and price are crucial, but never at the cost of the world around us. We believe in sustaining and ensuring our fair trade ethical policies worldwide.

That’s why every Zeco garment is made to follow our standards of conduct by obtaining fabric and labour from responsible sources only and taking ethical, economic and environmental issues into consideration.

The schoolwear industry is very sophisticated and highly labour intensive. At Zeco we seek to first and foremost ensure that human dignity, safety and respect are upheld within all our factories in the UK and overseas. By doing so we ensure that all local standards and laws of each country are obeyed, if we feel that the laws are not stringent enough we ensure that our own guidelines are carried out.