OUR COMMITMENTS

OUR ACTIONS FOR OVER 10 YEARS

WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION WE ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE CONSUME.

RECYCLED POLYESTER

We have been working with different recycled materials since 2009.

Today, 60% of our textile range is made using recycled materials and our goal is to reach 90% by 2023.

60% des vêtements recyclés

of our textile range uses recycled materials in 2022.

Objectif 90% recyclé

Target in 2023: 90% recycled

MADE IN FRENCH ALPS

Since 2009, we have had a Made in French Alps range. Manufactured in our textile production workshop in Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, increasing local production and local employment.

Not everything can be done in France, we produce most of our ranges abroad, mainly in Asia. We work on products by trying as much as possible to have them manufactured in France by automating, and by bringing added value with innovation and smaller production runs.

Our objective? To offer the choice of locally sourced materials and produced products with a reduced carbon footprint to our customers, it's up to you to choose.

TRANSPARENCY WITH REGARD TO OUR PRODUCTION

How do we choose our suppliers? We work with factories in Asia for reasons of competitiveness, quality/price ratio in comparison to the market. All of our production facilities conform to ISO14001, ISO9001and we use OEKO-TEX and Blue Sign fabrics.

PRODUCT REPAIR SERVICE

Making your products last longer is our responsibility. Our policy is as follows: is your product damaged as a result of an accident? We will provide you with a quote for the cost of repair. Do you have a question? Contact our after-sales service.

OUR BUILDING

THE OUTDOOR LAB

Located in the heart of the Chartreuse Massif, the head office of RaidLight has been designed to be eco-responsible (wood frame, double flow controlled mechanical ventilation, etc...) and in terms of energy production with 600 square metres of photovoltaic panels installed on the roof since 2011.
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Regional Roots

More than a company, we are today embeded in the Chartreuse area. Our aim is to make the massif known and experienced in order to develop its popularity and tourism, and to participate in the local economic life. Here we have created the 1st Trail Station in Europe, with signposted routes and a welcoming base station. We are also partners of local events such as the Chartreuse Trail Festival and the Chartreuse Wintertrail.

Of our employees live in Saint-Pierre de Chartreuse

44% of our employees come to work by bike or on foot

Anchoring in society


RaidLight has been involved for a long time in various professional networks of entrepreneurs and the outdoor industry. Thanks to our willingness to open up, we welcome every year trainees at different levels; 3rd year trainees for the discovery of the company, or students in qualified training courses from BAC+2 to BAC+5, as well as regular work-study students We also open our doors to company visits for schools and universities, and each year more than ten visits are organised to help students understand our business.

The majority of our employees are located in the village of Saint-Pierre de Chartreuse. This has the following positive consequences: 86% of our employees live in Saint Pierre de Chartreuse or neighbouring villages, and 44% of them come to work either by bike or on foot.

Femme qui trail dans la montagne habillée en Raidlight

Recycled Materials

Recycled Polyester

Eco-Responsibility

Raidlight develops products favouring a sustainable development approach.

We have been using recycled materials for over 10 years.

Recycled polyester retains all the technical features and advantages of virgin polyester (lightweight, strong, comfortable, quick drying, high wicking and easy care) whilst reducing the environmental impact (reduction of carbon footprint by 50 to 76%* and of the pollution linked to the incineration of plastic waste).

Recycled polyester is more expensive than virgin polyester, but we are making this eco-responsible choice for the future.

Our target is to have 90% of our products made using recycled fabrics by 2023.

Recycled Polyester

60% des vêtements recyclés

of our products are recycled in 2022

Objectif 90% recyclé

Target in 2023: 90% recycled

How does it work?

Raw material comes from the recycling of plastic bottles and industrial waste.

Stage 1

Collection of used bottles and industrial waste.

Stage 2

Mechanical processing of bottles and industrial waste into granules.

Stage 3

Extrusion of the granules to transform them into fine polyester fibres and produce the final fabric after weaving or knitting.

*Source: Li Shen, Ernst Worrell, Martin K. Patel, Open-loop recycling: A LCA case study of PET bottle-to-fibre recycling, Resources, Conservation and Recycling,Volume 55, Issue 1, 2010, Pages 34-52.