Bleed Clothing is a German sustainable apparel and footwear brand. It aims to inspire a sustainable lifestyle that easily integrates into your daily life.
Bleed Clothing is an independent family business with a team of over 10 people based in Helmbrechts, a quiet textile-weaving town in the heart of Upper Franconia. It started in 2008 with the support of friends and family.
After gaining a good insight into how the textile industry operates, its founder Michael Spitzbarth launched the label with the mission of stopping nature from bleeding.
The brand shares a deep love for sports, including skating, surfing, snowboarding, skiing, biking, longboarding, and running. It lets passion flow into its clothes meeting high expectations.
Sustainability Rating: 7/10
Category: Clothing, shoes, accessories
For: Women, men
Type: Basics, sneakers, loungewear, sportswear, swimwear, outerwear, denim, dresses, sweaters
Style: Casual, classic
Sizes: XS-XL, 4-12 (US), 6-14 (UK), 34-42 (EU), 8-16 (AU)
Fabrics: Cotton, linen, hemp, kapok, cork, lyocell, nylon, polyester, spandex, jacron, rubber
100% Organic: No
100% Vegan: Yes
Ethical & Fair: Yes
Producing country: Portugal, Croatia, Tunisia, China
Certifications: FSC, GOTS, GRS, OEKO-TEX, PETA
"Independent of large investors, we have been growing as a vegan clothing brand since 2008, proving that fair, social, and ecological production is possible without compromise. We have a lot of fun designing sustainable fashion with other exciting materials that can be used not only for everyday life but also for sports."
- Michael Spitzbarth, Bleed Clothing founder, and Chief Executive Officer
Bleed Clothing is committed to a better future. It uses no plastic in packaging and carbon-neutral shipping through DHL GoGreen. It compensates for its carbon dioxide emissions by supporting environmental protection projects with Climate Partner.
The label uses a high proportion of natural and organic fabrics such as organic cotton, linen, hemp, and cork. It also uses Tencel lyocell, a man-made regenerated cellulosic fiber made of renewable resources, wood pulp from FSC certified sustainable forests.
Bleed Clothing also makes some of its clothes with recycled synthetic materials such as recycled polyester and regenerated nylon made from industrial plastic waste, fabric scraps, carpet flooring, and fishing nets.
The German clothing brand doesn't provide any information regarding how it chooses its network of suppliers, or if any audits are conducted to ensure social standards, living wages, good working conditions, and identify potential risk areas.
And all products from Bleed Clothing are 100% cruelty-free and vegan. No animal-derived materials are used in production. The brand also received the PETA Approved Vegan certification.
Bleed Clothing doesn't show any measurement of its water usage, pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste across its supply chain. It doesn't have any clear sustainability goal, science-based target, or timeline to improve in the future either.
Discover Bleed Clothing sustainable collections at bleed-clothing.com.
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