OUR SUSTAINABLE JOURNEY....
Sustainability is a complex, intricate issue, and understanding it requires serious research and energy—plus even more research and energy to put it all into practice. For some of us, sustainability has to do with a brand’s environmental impact, while others focus on social justice or the support of economies. Truthfully, for Pony Rider, sustainability is an overarching term that encompasses all of the above. We’ve come a long way down the sustainable road since our inception in 2009; and while we're really proud of what we’ve implemented to date, we’ve also got a range of strategies in place for long-term change right across our business. This is where we're up to on our journey so far...
We work closely with a range of factories both local and offshore. All of them are an intimate relationship that ensures we are closely connected to the product development and the well being of the people we work with.
We ensure our factories comes with ethical and sustainable creditation. We're BSCI certified, we work with manufacturers that support responsible manufacturing practices; and are constantly evaluating better ways to communicate and create a clear and transparent line of manufacturing.
We are currently processing a BCORP standard and hope to be certified within the year. This is an on-going terms of trade, and we are always looking for better ways to make gear that is as low impact as possible.
It's our community and our people that make our business thrive. We work cohesively with community groups to support those around us, bringing their products to market. Our flagship supports local makers and we work with local craftsmen and women to create unique products that enhance a 'slow' lifestyle/fashion mentality.
We’ve also built our business around ensuring our own Pony Rider family prospers along the way too. We use Australian based services wherever possible and have enjoyed an ongoing relationship with them since inception in 2009.