ONE OF OUR BRAND VALUES AT ROKA LONDON IS TO 'HAVE CARE'...
To care for our customers, our people, our planet and our communities. It's important we understand what impact we have on these as a business.
At ROKA London we are trying hard to make our products in a more sustainable way. Since 2020 we have been using recycled materials for the main material of our bags and backpacks. Find out more how we are trying to tackle these global challenges.
Every day, over 100 million plastic bottles are used worldwide, and 80% never get recycled and end up in our landfills, or worse, the ocean. With an ever-growing population and the rise of fast fashion and throw-away culture, there’s been a drive to rethink how we consume products.
One of our aims is to reuse, repurpose and recycle to reduce carbon and manufacturing emissions.
ROKA London canvas bags are made from recycled plastic bottles. We use recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) for our canvas-like material to give new life to a plastic that would otherwise end up in a landfill or worse, our oceans.
Our canvas material has a matte look and textured feel.
Our nylon bags are made using pre-consumer fabric waste such as scraps, rejects, offcuts and trimmings. We take this waste that would otherwise be thrown out and spin it into new material. Recycling this waste creates a durable nylon and is a great way to reduce waste. Our nylon material has a shinly look and smooth feel.
Both nylon and canvas materials are water-resistant and coated with C0 water-repellent. No PFOS or PFOA are used in the process and the coating is compliant with EU Laws.
We don’t use any animal products and all ROKA London bags and backpacks are vegan-friendly and arrive in cornstarch-based, biodegradable packaging.
In June 2023 ROKA London was certified as a B Corp. This means that we are committed to being more than just a business that makes a profit. We are dedicated to making a positive impact on people and our planet.
As governments and corporations around the world aim to be Carbon Zero within decades our business goal is to be Carbon Zero within five years. To do this we will have to utilise carbon offsetting, for instance, in 2022 we contributed to not-for-profits to plant over 10,000 trees, and we will continue to contribute a portion of our profits by supporting people and projects that promote the well-being of communities, the environment and the outdoors.