Regatta are always looking at ways to reduce the environmental impact of their design, development and production, striving to meet and even exceed regulatory and industry standards. All of their products for example, are PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) free. PFOA is a chemical used a lot in the outdoors industry to create water repellent finishes. Studies have shown that it doesn’t break down over time and there have been claims that it is carcinogenic. Regatta actively source from reliable and reputable suppliers. Their published materials are printed on paper from sustainable sources and recycled materials are considered wherever practicable. In 2012, they joined the ETI (Ethical Trade Initiative) to benchmark them against best practice in social compliance. More information on the Regatta website.