THE LIFE OF OUR PRODUCTS
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10 questions you may have
To offer technical products at prices and in volumes that make them accessible to the largest number of people, our suppliers and partners come from manufacturing areas spread out in different continents.
How? Thanks to the use of renewable or recycled materials, making use of less polluting dyeing processes or product repair. In 2019, over 500 DECATHLON products benefited from an eco-design approach. It only represents 5.1 % of our product range.
81% of DECATHLON's impact on the environment comes from our products, starting from the extraction of raw materials right up to their end of life. That, subsequently, is where our responsibility really lies.
What makes DECATHLON unique is its ability to control its entire activity chain. We are a sports goods distributor and designer. Our teams subsequently work in design, close to manufacturing areas, in warehouses, on logistics flows all the way to DECATHLON stores. This particularity enables us, at each stage, to reduce costs to make our products accessible to the largest number of people.
Our NH100 backpack is today sold at 3 euros: we innovated by making it with just one seam, reducing this product's costs. One seam means just one manufacturing step, less fabric, and subsequently lower production and transport costs passed on to our customers through the purchase price..