How We Eco – 1% of April Sales Donated To 5 Gyres

From our founders

As new parents in 2004, our inspiration to create Bumbleride was our need for a stroller that fit the active lifestyle that we wanted to share with our new baby, Ella.  Although there were many options of baby themed prints on plastic wheeled strollers we saw a real lacking in quality, well-designed strollers with modern styling suited to our outdoor life.  Our journey as a family with 3 kids now has allowed us many adventures and our 3 little test pilots have helped us to continuously improve our products.

Over the years, many things have stayed the same.  We still work with the same family owned factory in Taiwan where we focus on small production runs to ensure the highest quality of materials and craftsmanship.  We also more than ever recognize the need for designs that allow parents to get out and explore as a family, whether it be an urban stroll, a mountain trail or sandy beach.

Some things have changed though.  We live in a consumerism society where products are being manufactured at an unprecedented pace. Our inboxes and feeds are full of promotions and offers to buy.  The eternal quest for what’s new, what’s hot though has consequences, environmentally and socially.

At Bumbleride, we have made it our mission to help reduce our impact on the environment by using high quality materials so you have a stroller that will last for your family and can even be passed on to another family.  We also have sourced materials that are free from harmful chemicals so your baby is safe.  We use recycled materials where possible.  Our fabrics are 100% recycled polyester keeping post-consumer water bottles out of our oceans.  We also are exploring ways to reduce the use of fresh water and reduce pollution with an innovative dye process used exclusively on our black colorways.  We know we can do more and we are focused on continuing to look for new innovations that will help us achieve this goal.

 

We appreciate working with like-minded companies who are working hard to reduce their impact on the environment.  This month we are calling attention to those companies in the series “How We Eco”.  Each week one of our Bumbleride families will highlight brands in the following categories: Gear, Feed, Nursery and Play and share our picks from some of the companies that we admire what they are doing for the environment. To show our commitment to this campaign 1% of all Bumbleride sales during the month of April will be donated to an organization to help educate and reduce plastics in our oceans, the 5 Gyres Institute.

-Matthew and Emily Reichardt

How We Eco: PLAY

1) Bumbleride Indie Stroller
color: tourmaline

2) Nuna Pipa Car Seat
color: black

3) Clek Foonf Booster Seat
color: capri (white or black, whatever you think)

4) Guava Family Lotus Crib

5) Bumbleride Mini Board

6) Bumbleride Parent Pack

Spotlight On Christina Vargas and Bumbleride Indie Giveaway- Gugu Guru

 

Spotlight on Fitness pro Christina Vargas and Bumbleride Giveaway

Spotlight on Christina Vargas and Bumbleride Indie Giveaway

Excerpt: “Gugu Guru was so excited to be able to help the ultimate fit mama-to-be and professional athlete, Christina Vargas, with her baby registry. If you’re one of those people who regularly uses the #fitfam hashtag on Instagram, you’re probably very familiar with this I.F.B.B. and two time Olympian figure and bikini pro. If not, you can get to know her on Instagram here and follow her pregnancy and soon her postpartum fitness journey. Christina is due with her first baby – a girl – in early February.

Here we talk about why the Bumbleride Indie is the perfect match stroller for Christina’s active lifestyle and her baby registry.  Plus, if you think this jogging stroller is for you too, Bumbleride is giving one of our readers a chance to win her own! Christina was looking for a gorgeous, high quality, all terrain jogging stroller to fit within her fitness-focused lifestyle that is also suitable for everyday use.  Chock-full of must have features like air filled tires, a large canopy, eco fabrics and more, Gugu Guru recommended the Bumbleride Indie for Christina’s registry.

Eco Fabrics
Ever committed to reducing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes, each Bumbleride stroller is made with post consumer plastic bottles blended into the exterior of the seat fabric (rPET) along with bamboo charcoal blended into the interior, offering temperature regulation, moisture wicking and an ultra soft touch for baby. Bumbleride makes gear for families to get out and do what they love, while doing their best to preserve the planet.” – Gugu Guru

Setting up your baby registry? Make sure to check out Gugu Guru!

 

Read about the other reasons why Gugu Guru chose Indie for Christina’s active lifestyle and enter to win Indie here, http://blog.guguguru.com/spotlight-on-christina-vargas-bumbleride-indie-giveaway/.

 

bumbleride giveaway

We need your vote! Bumbleride Nominated Finalist for Eco-Excellence Awards: Best Baby Gear – Strollers

 

 
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Natural Child World Best Eco Stroller strollers jogging

Bumbleride has been nominated a Finalist for Best Strollers in the Natural Child World Eco-Excellence Awards! Vote your favorite gear, products and for Bumbleride for a chance to win a basket full of nominated products here, http://bit.ly/15H6iEq!

In 2013, we set a goal to make our products cleaner for your baby and better for the environment. While this may be a big undertaking, we’ve started by shifting the way our polyester fabrics are made. Every Bumbleride is now made with 50% recycled PET exterior fabric and 50% bamboo charcoal interior fabric. Polyesters are known for their durability and ability to stay vibrant. 

Bumbleride Stroller Fabrics

What does it mean to use recycled PET? 
PET (or polyethylene terephthalate) is a polyester that’s commonly used in packaging, like water bottles. All polyesters are made using synthetic fibers. However by breaking down, sterilizing and creating new fabric from existing material, we are able to take advantage of material that already exists, preventing the production of unnecessary material. It takes about 14 water bottles to produce one set of Indie fabric. One cubic yard of landfill space is conserved by recycling 4,800 water bottles. It may seem like a small amount, but it’s a start. 

What does it mean to use bamboo charcoal? 
Creating bamboo charcoal is a process that involves the breakdown of bamboo fibers into ultra-small nano particles that are infused into polyester fabric. Bamboo charcoal has excellent natural qualities like moisture absorption, temperature regulation and helps to prohibit bacterial growth in the seating area of your stroller. The result is a soft, durable fabric that not only looks good, but is also good for baby.

Indie Natural Edition wins NCW Eco Excellence Award!


Natural Child World

Best Eco Stroller Best Green Stroller Best Sustainable Stroller

We are proud to share that Natural Edition Indie has won the first annual Natural Child World Eco Awarness Award for Best Stroller!

Bumbleride Indie Natural Edition features a blend of recycled and bamboo fiber fabrics. The interior of the seat fabric is woven with bamboo fiber which has the natural ability to absorb moisture, regulate temperature, and inhibit bacterial growth. The exterior is made of recycled polyester and recycles 14 plastic bottles with each fabric.

Thank you for your votes and support!

http://naturalchildworld.com/eco-excellence-awards