A few months ago we started a column in which we collect the questions that our customers ask about workwear and safety shoes and to which U-Power strives to give answers for.
Today, we have selected three of the most frequent and interesting questions on sustainability, but also on the most suitable type of winter clothing and safety shoes for working outdoors and ensuring protection from the cold.
Lately, sustainability and global warming have been on the agenda and many of you have asked us about eco-friendly shoes for work.
In this article, we will introduce the first fully Carbon Neutral-certified safety footwear in the world, and we will give you tips on how to cope with the cold during the winter months.
Let's look at these topics in more detail.
- ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: WHICH WORK SHOES SHOULD BE CHOSEN?
- WINTER WORKWEAR: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO FACE THE COLD?
- WHAT ARE THE BEST SAFETY SHOES FOR THOSE WHO WORK OUTDOORS IN WINTER?
The news on pollution caused by plastic and the problems related to the greenhouse effect are something we have all heard about and can no longer overlook.
But how can we personally contribute to the fight against climate change?
Each of us can pay more attention to waste and the consumer goods we buy, preferring eco-sustainable and environmentally friendly products, without having to compromise on safety and comfort.
But U-Power has chosen to do more, improving its production processes to offset CO2 emissions through specific projects, and has invested in the Research & Development of new materials and technologies.
The result is a new line of work footwear that uses totally Carbon Offset recycled and renewable materials. We are talking about RED INDUSTRY GREEN.
RED INDUSTRY GREEN is the brand new line of Carbon Neutral-certified work shoes, and it is the first in the world!
But what does Carbon Neutral mean?
It means that CO2 emissions are totally compensated, according to schemes and methodologies recognised by the United Nations with the aim of reaching a development that is 100% sustainable for our planet (read our article - to find out more).
Also, the RED INDUSTRY GREEN shoes use Green technologies that exploit materials that have been recycled and obtained from renewable sources.
Let's talk about eco-friendly shoes with the quality recognised to the U-Power brand, which has always been a guarantee of comfort and safety, suitable for both men and women, in protection class S1P SRC ESD or S3 CI SRC ESD.
What model is recommended for all seasons?
The ISLAND model with PUTEK SPIDER REPET upper: highly resistant to abrasion, made up of 68% recycled polyester, and fitted with a BASF BIOMASS BALANCE outsole 100% from renewable sources (Use of BASF's REDcert2 certified products containing 100% fossil replacement with renewable raw materials in its supply chain).
Winter has arrived and with it, the rain, the wind and above all, the cold.
Choosing the right technical clothing is essential to maintain the ideal micro-climate and to work in conditions of optimal comfort. This need has prompted many to ask us:
"What is the best clothing to fight the cold when working?"
Therefore, today we recommend three pieces of workwear that are ideal even during the coldest months of the year.
If you work mainly indoors, we recommend that you dress in layers, so that you can adjust your body heat according to your personal sensations.
ALIEN, the convenient and comfortable slim-fit long sleeve t-shirt is a must: it features a ribbed collar and silk-screen print with the embroidered U-Power logo, the “lion head”.
Another must-have for the winter is the full zip sweatshirt URANUS with central waterproof zip. The cuffs and the bottom are made of ribbed stretch fabric and follow the contour of the body.
Two large oblique pockets are applied for added convenience, to complete the garment and enhance its functionality.
And if the work sometimes takes place outdoors… then, look no further than SPOCK, the water-repellent, breathable and wind-proof hybrid softshell jacket by U-Power.
SPOCK is a versatile jacket that lets you move freely, ideal for those who carry out dynamic work in cold or medium temperate environments. Another interesting feature is the use of the seamless technology, which does away with annoying seams, and the inner lining in nylon and micro-fleece with screen printing.
The numerous pockets - two large ones on the front, one on the chest and two inside - ensure functionality and practicality.
The choice of shoes is fundamental since the energy of our body starts from the feet.
Work shoes must provide stability, balance, protection and that feeling of safety that is essential, especially for those who work outdoors all year round. In the colder months, it is even more important to choose the right safety footwear that can preserve the foot from the cold and ensure stability and safety, essential features when it snows or rains.
For extra protection, choose safety shoes compliant with the CI protection standard. This acronym certifies the cold insulation capacity of the bottom of the shoe.
If you often wear gloves while you work, and prefer a shoe without laces, opt for safety footwear with the BOA® fit system, such as the MONSTER model, with highly abrasion-resistant PUTEK PLUS upper, from the RED LION line.
It is also important to pay attention to the material of the upper, which must be water resistant and breathable. Opt for work boots such as the LEGEND model, with soft water-repellent grain leather upper and Gore-Tex lining; or for shoes with upper in soft natural tumbled Nabuk leather, such as the BYRON model with anti-shock heel that improves stability and grip to the ground, or for the HUMMER model, also with upper in natural tumbled Nabuk leather and INFINERGY® system, which ensures a recovery of over 55% more energy at each step.
The safety footwear suitable for cold environments is available directly on the site U-POWER.
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