Just by making a few small changes, we can have a massive impact on the overall environment for years to come. As horse owners, there are more and more opportunities to make these positive changes. as companies introduce or embrace eco-friendly habits and products.
In general, buying products that will reduce waste and use less chemicals is a good start. This will take a little extra time and effort, and maybe cost a few more pennies, but it’s worth it.
Take a look at our selection of eco-friendly rider-wear below. For our eco-friendly buyer’s guide of horse products, click here.
RRP £56.99 (Santos competition shirt)
DVR Equestrian clothing uses recycled and organic fabrics. Any items not made from sustainable materials are made to last and DVR offers a complimentary repair service. The technical-wear collection is made from 78% recycled ocean plastics — mainly from reclaimed fishing nets — with features such as temperature regulation and UV protection. The collection includes riding tights, base layers and competition shirts. The fabric mills which DVR work with in Italy have Global Recycling Standards certifications, and are committed to sustainability in areas such as water usage, electricity usage, heat and waste. Packaging is made from the same paper used for feed bags, which is tough and strong, recyclable, biodegradable and compostable.
The Silver Stable Chunky Sterling Silver Necklace with Gold T-bar Clasp
Price from £240
It’s not just everyday items for you and your horse that can be eco-friendly. The Silver Stable uses recycled sterling silver for all its designs and its luxury gift packaging is all FSC certified too. This beautiful T-bar curb necklace has a beautiful rope-effect T-bar fastening and looks great by itself, or it has the option to add an additional charm to the clasp. Choose from either sterling silver or contrasting 9ct solid gold and two different lengths of chain.
Equetech Ride and Recycle Tee
This casual t-shirt is made from quality recycled fabric and features an exclusive mirror-finish logo in gunmetal or rose gold. This sustainable riding wear looks great and will team well with jeans or breeches.
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