- Fubric Republic
We take our company’s sustainability extremely seriously. For this purpose, we have made great efforts to secure official contracts of cooperation with leading movements and firms in sustainable materials an in no way easy feat, as many companies will be consumers of sustainable materials, but few, like us, are in a position to boast an actual contract of cooperation with them.
Currently we are in full cooperation with the following:
In a revolutionary closed loop production system, Aquafil has managed to create ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon that comes from landfills and ocean waste.
ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon is infinitely recyclable, making for a virtually never-ending resource, unlike our planet’s resources that are quickly being depleted.ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon is an Aquafil product, which is a company leading in quality, sustainability and innovation and a global leader in synthetic fibers.
Renowned fashion houses such as Prada and even the CFDA Fashion Awards are utilizing ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon materials, as ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon is taking more and more of a grip in the haute couture field.
Sustainable fibers such as ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon are the future, and at Qinetiko we seize the future as soon as it appears! All our activewear is exclusively made out of ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon,at the top quality and best possible practice for the environment as well as for fashionable trendiness.
The ECONYL® Regeneration System starts with rescuing waste, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans all over the world. That waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover all of the nylon possible.
Through a radical regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled right back to its original purity. That means ECONYL® regenerated nylon is exactly the same as virgin nylon.
ECONYL® regenerated nylon is processed into carpet yarn and textile yarn for the fashion and interior industries.
The beauty of ECONYL® regenerated nylon is that it has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality. We believe circular design is the future and using ECONYL® is our first step on that journey.
Within the EU there has been a strong directive to push for sustainability throughout the union. Fabric Republic strives to make this a reality, contributing to the movement for a European recycling society featuring a high level of resource sustainability.
Fabric Republic’s mission is to operate an integrated clothing management system. This basically means that all clothing that is being discarded is being collected, sorted, cleaned and repackaged to be distributed to communities and fellow people in need. The unusable pieces of clothing are forwarded to recycling companies, to be reused again.
Fabric Republic’s mission and goal, behind which we solidly stand, is to help develop ecological consciousness and translate this effort to a true implementation of a zero waste society, where our planet’s resources will cease to be consumed, and we will collectively, globally, get a new lease on life upon the Earth.
To support and contribute to Fabric Republic’s efforts, we have implemented a special sales policy for our esteemed customers, to encourage support for Fabric Republic: For every piece of clothing returned to us for recycling, we will offer new purchases at a reduced price!
Specifically, a year after purchasing any Qinetico item, you will be able to return it and purchase a new item with a 20% discount!
How does it work?
After you have decided on a new purchase, go as normal through the checkout process. While in checkout, you will notice an option for “recycling”. A drop-down menu with the items you purchased a year ago or more will be available when you click on it. Choose the one you intend to return to us for recycling, so that we also are aware which item we will be picking up!
Everything is prepared and ready for you, as the drop-down menu will always be displaying only the items you bought before which are eligible for recycling now.
Keep in mind: we will only accept and recycle our own products which you have purchased!
The Qinetico items’ life cycle goes as follows:
PRODUCTION > PURCHASE > RETURN FOR RECYCLING > RECYCLING WITH FABRIC REPUBLIC
This allows us to create our own cycle of sustainability while creating our quality products for you.
Can I recycle at item that was damaged by accident before the one-year mark?
No. However, what you can do and which we encourage is to contact us! Describe the damage to us (e.g. tears due to sharp objects, accidents, etc) and we will offer you a 25% discount code in order to purchase a replacement!
Sustainability in Greece
We constantly seek and research in order to make our company and products as sustainable as currently possible, never tiring and never stopping to simply bask in or own laurels. Instead, our goal is to become the leading activewear fashion company in sustainability in Greece!
At Qinetiko, we are at the cutting edge of sustainable fashion. Sustainable fashion is geared to creating high quality clothing while remaining ecologically and socially aware and active.
At Qinetiko we aren’t only aiming to provide our esteemed clients with the best of the best in activewear. We also seek to provide them with clothing that represents social and environmental awareness and mindfulness put to action.
We employ and will keep employing the best and most current methods of regenerated fabrtextiles, seeking to create materials without depleting the planet’s resources. We are officially partnered with Econyl regenerated nylon fibers, and we will keep on endorsing and acquiring the cream of the crop in sustainable materials.
We also seek to give our clients privileges while they provide for the less fortunate among us, and thus distribute social justice and make our society more humane. We are officially affiliated with Fabric Republic, ensuring that all Qinetiko products are recycled or repurposed accordingly, and never become waste.
At Qinetiko you will only ever purchase ethical, sustainable garments, making your purchase a contribution to society and the planet while you enjoy all the other high quality elements we keep high testing standards for. Should you then return to us your old purchases for renewing with new styles, you will also receive a discount in new purchases as a reward for your efforts, our humble thanks for your contribution to our cause of distributing social justice where we can.
Help us make our planet and our society a better place, while also benefitting from top notch quality and continued efforts to perfect an already top quality product!