KIPSTA is the football brand of Decathlon. As a designer of technical products, the majority of our CO₂ impact comes from the manufacture of these sports products. We have a duty to act right from the genesis of the products and thus guarantee an impact on its design stages but also on its lifespan. This is why KIPSTA is committed to Ecodesign.
In addition to offering technical and performance
"Less Impact, More Football" is KIPSTA's promise to all footballers.
Ecodesign consists of taking the environment into account from the first stages of the design of the future product but also throughout its life cycle.
In an eco-design approach, a "designed or redesigned" product fulfils the same function as a conventionally designed product, the difference is that it also has an environmental advantage: an Ecodesign football shirt is still a very good football shirt with the same product advantages!
At KIPSTA, our Ecodesign approach aims to reduce the environmental impact of our products. Our design teams strive to find the right balance between product performance, impact reduction and accessibility.
For each product, we carry out a life cycle analysis to identify levers for reducing the multi-criteria impact (CO₂ emissions, eutrophication of fresh and marine waters, depletion of natural resources, fine particle emissions).
We have a clear objective: To improve, Facilitate the daily life of players and increase playing time on the field through affordable, technical and above all sustainable products.
Our design teams have established a demanding framework to define this Ecodesign approach. Football products for which we can claim Ecodesign status must meet one of two criteria:
Their environmental impact must be reduced by at least 10% compared to the previous model, on at least two of the following indicators: climate change, air pollution, water pollution and resource depletion.
They must demonstrate certain specific design actions: at least 70% of the product's weight in recycled polyester, fabric made of at least 90% organically grown cotton, use of dyes that consume less water, etc.
By following a rigorous methodology based on laboratory tests and long-term field trials, we compare products of the same type and with the same use, to define a theoretical service life. By identifying weak points, we can then improve the design of our products to extend this theoretical life.
On this Viralto football boot, it was through the use of its high quality component that we were able to improve the lifespan of this boot by 35%.
One of our priorities is to certify the product advantage "RESISTANCE".
Resistance or how to increase the life span of our products?
This jersey is made from 100% recycled polyester.
By recycling plastic bottles or used textiles to produce our polyester, we reduce the use of petroleum-based resources while preserving the qualities and performance of the material during your practice.
The use of recycled polyester avoids the use of petroleum-based resources. The same applies to wadding made from non-woven polyester.
We only dye every second yarn to reduce the environmental impact. Textile dyeing requires a lot of water and also produces waste water from the dye baths. To reduce this environmental impact, we only use every other yarn dyed in the mass, thus reducing our consumption and impact on water.
The inside of this bag is a BI-TON fabric (one dyed yarn and one undyed yarn), which allows us to reduce the CO₂ impact by 17%.
We reduce the environmental impact by dyeing the yarn at the source.The dyeing of textiles requires a lot of water and also discharges wastewater from the dye baths.
To reduce this impact on the environment, we choose to dye the yarn in the mass, integrating the colour pigments as soon as the yarn is manufactured, which has enabled us to reduce the CO₂ impact by 34% on the Keepwarm underwear.
The use of recycled plastics avoids the use of petroleum-based resources and revalorises this material at the end of its life. (PE, PP, PA)
Because ecology is at the heart of our project, reducing the environmental impact has been a major issue throughout the development of this football goal. We have reduced the plastic consumption of the posts, as well as a recycled textile (for the net) less consuming material. 50% CO₂ saving.
We tend to think of the Internet as intangible and low impact, but the energy consumption to power data centres, telecommunication networks and the devices we use to browse is significant and growing.
This is why we are gradually trying to find ways to limit the impact of the kipsta.com site, starting with reducing the weight (in KB) of this web page. The smaller the weight of your web page, the faster it loads and the less energy it consumes.
The greenhouse gas emissions of this page have been estimated at 1.37g CO₂ according to the calculation methodology of the GreenIT-Analysis tool, which corresponds to an eco-index score of A.