Eco-Conscious Stroller Company Reduces Eco ‘Footprints’ with Recycled, Sustainable Materials
SAN DIEGO, CA (January 15, 2014) – Offering a smooth ride for babies and a chic, modern aesthetic for parents, Bumbleride continues to raise the stroller standard this Earth Day by reducing families’ carbon-footprints as they stroll. Bumbleride strollers and accessories boast a unique blend of eco-conscious recycled plastic and bamboo-derived rayon fabrics in bright, fashionable colors to give parents an environmentally-friendly, yet stylish, stroller option in which to explore Mother Nature.
Available in vibrant hues like Cayenne Red, Aquamarine, and Green Papyrus, Bumbleride’s 2014 all-terrain, jogging, travel and urban strollers feature a dual-faceted eco-construction: the exterior fabric is made with 50% recycled PET from plastic bottles, and the interior fabric consists of 50% renewable bamboo charcoal.
“Bumbleride proves that parents don’t need to make sacrifices in personal style, comfort or philosophy when shopping for strollers,” says Marketing Coordinator Ryan Willson. “We work tirelessly and exercise the utmost discernment in selecting fabrics and materials that satisfy modern parents’ concerns—for the planet, for their babies, and for themselves.”
RECYCLED: 14 Plastic Bottles = 1 Stroller
Bumbleride’s exterior fabric is made in part from recycled PET (or polyethylene terephthalate), a polyester commonly used in plastic packaging such as water bottles. Willson explains that instead of using polyesters made from newly constructed synthetic fibers, Bumbleride’s exterior fabric puts existing synthetic resources to use, therefore conserving material and reducing plastic waste. Their unique PET/polyester blend employs the sterilized plastic from 14 water bottles to produce the stroller fabric in one Bumbleride Indie stroller, for example.
SUSTAINABLE: Chemical-Free Bamboo
For the interior stroller fabric, Bumbleride uses a soft material that is comfortable and healthy for kids while environmentally clean and responsible, Willson explains. The distinctive bamboo charcoal blend harnesses the innate properties of bamboo grass (a renewable resource that naturally grows fast without the need for fertilizers, nutrients or pesticides) to provide soft, durable, moisture-wicking, temperature-regulating and antibacterial qualities to the seat and interior of the stroller. Unlike the typical chemically-manufactured bamboo fabric, Bumbleride’s eco-fabric blend is made with raw grass fibers that are broken down into tiny nano-particles and then infused into polyester fabric.
Founded in San Diego, California in 2004, Bumbleride strollers balance superior function with luxury design to provide sophisticated, active families with lasting value. Streamlined and intuitively engineered designs make life easier and more comfortable for babies and parents, while fresh, fashion-forward color schemes, fabrics and silhouettes offer discerning parents a heightened stroller aesthetic. Along with informed, inspired and ergonomic designs, social and environmental responsibility and personalized customer care are at the core of the Bumbleride experience.
For more information about Bumbleride, visit www.Bumbleride.com.