Innovation is part of our DNA. Very present in our products, we try to transcribe it also through the operations which we make you take advantage of all along the year. In 2019, innovation also means putting in place sustainable and responsible actions on the textile market. Like fashion giants, we decided to set up such actions with our own strenght. To do so, we join the LE RELAIS company. The goal is to recover your old riding clothes, whatever their brand is.
Where will these clothes go?
- All textiles collected by Le Relais are destined to be sorted and packaged in one of the 14 approved Relais centers. Clothes will be recycled in different ways: Sold in one of 73 “Ding Fring” stores for clothes in better condition
- Transformed into wool of thermal insulation and acoustic Métisse®; a range of high-performance and quality building insulation
- Sent to 3 delocalized sorting centers in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Madagascar. Those three sorting center show the Relay company’s wish to create sustainable jobs in developing areas. There, clothes will be again sorted, sold or recycled. These centers support the local economy.
In addition to take part in a sustainable action, your saddlery will offer you a 10% discount voucher for any new purchase of a Horse Pilot product! And it will be valid whatever garment was left for recycling.
About the Relay
The Relais is a network of companies that has been working for 30 years to help people who are excluded by creating sustainable jobs. As a member of Emmaüs France and “Inter Réseaux de la Fibre Solidaire” (IRFS, Inter Networks of Solidarity Fiber), Le Relais carries with it the values of solidarity and generosity defended by the Abbé Pierre (famous French Catholic priest). It strives to fight against the causes of exclusion, basing its action on the belief that work is a way to help people in difficulties to preserve their dignity, to regain their financial independence and their place in society. Therefore, the company has developed several economic activities, which enabled it to create more than 2,200 jobs.