WE TAKE CARE
Responsible initiatives that show we care.
At Liiteguard, we develop our products with a serious focus on responsible initiatives and elements, without compromising on functionality or quality.
We consider sustainability and social responsibility as important elements in developing our ideas into products.
Responsible sportswear: doing more with less
At Liiteguard, we care about the UN's world goals for a sustainable future. We have a clear focus on goals numbers 3 and 12.
- Through the use of sustainable and recyclable materials, we reduce resource consumption
- By using durable materials, we reduce overconsumption and overproduction
- Through our products and community, we encourage an active life and the conditions for good health. More sport and physical activity create more joy in life
- Our products are developed with a focus on functionality. We do not compromise on the highest level of sporting performance
“‘Sustainability” and the “clothing industry” are two words not normally associated with one other - but we at Liiteguard want to change that.
As part of the clothing industry, we feel a responsibility to use sustainable materials and to take into account the challenges and consequences of the clothing industry's production on the environment. That is why we are always looking for new, innovative solutions to become even more sustainable.
A key environmental issue is waste in the oceans. Here, plastic is an enormous problem that accounts for up to 90% of total waste, and takes up to 500 years to decompose naturally. In Liiteguard, we want to help solve the plastic issue. We believe that you should use already-produced resources, rather than producing new ones - something we have incorporated into our thinking and into the production of our products. Our new innovative tights consist of as much as 75% recycled plastic and fishing nets collected from the sea. The vast majority of plastic bottles consist of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), which is easy to recycle and transform into nylon yarn. This means that when you buy a pair of tights from Liiteguard, you are helping to remove 70 plastic bottles from the sea, which we recycle.
Containing a large amount of recycled material, our tights qualify for the Global Recycled Standard certificate. We are proud of this achievement.
From plastic to performance!
The plastic collected from the sea is thoroughly cleaned and then crushed into microscopic pieces. The crushed pieces are melted and drawn into ultra-thin plastic fibres, from which nylon yarn is extracted.
In addition to the sustainable and climate-friendly benefits, the recycled nylon material also contributes to sublime durability. Our tights are extremely resistant to wear. We have made sure that the material lives up to our comfort standards, so you get the best experience when you train.
At Liiteguard, it is a top priority that the people who produce our products work in safe environments, with fair work conditions. To ensure these conditions, our products are manufactured in SA8000 certified factories. With this certification, we ensure a working environment without discrimination, a fair wage and good working hours for the people help us create the best possible products for you.
The fabrics in our tights have been tested for harmful substances. You can be sure that our tights have been rigorously tested and that the material will not negatively impact your health. When you buy tights from Liiteguard, you can concentrate on training - We take care of the rest.
46% of the earth's forests have been destroyed, and approximately 13 million hectares of forest are lost worldwide every year - corresponding to almost three times the size of Denmark. At Liiteguard, we work with the non-profit organization OneTreePlanted to support replanting in the most vulnerable forest areas. When you buy a pair of tights from Liiteguard, OneTreePlanted plants a tree, rebuilding vulnerable forest regions.
THANK YOU for helping us to take care of nature
Liiteguard's shin guard is not only the world's first mouldable shin guard - but it's also sustainable. A football player buys an average of 4 pairs of shin guards during their career. Our unique shin guard can be reshaped as many times as you want, and you, as a football player, can have one set of shin guards for the rest of your life. Our shin guards weigh an average of 200 grams, which means that you save the environment on average 800 grams of plastic over your football playing career. Another unique feature of Liiteguard's shin guard is that it does not need sock tape when placed in our Performance Sock. A football player uses an average of 4 meters of sock tape per game and plays an average of 40 games in a season. When you as a football player buy a Performance Kit from Liiteguard, you save the environment an average of 160 meters of sock tape per year. That’s a win!