Introducing 3rd Rock Climbing Clothing
We recently expanded our climbing clothing range with a collection from 3rd Rock, a relatively young company at only 10 years old but making an impact on the industry non-the-less. Founded by Jessica Mor, fashion designer, pattern cutter and climber, 3rd Rock has succeeded in creating a range of clothing that is functional, durable and respectful to the planet.
3rd Rock started with an old sewing machine in an apartment in Tel Aviv using the kitchen door as a pattern cutting table, it has now grown into a fully-fledged family run business that operates from a home studio in England. Here Jessica and her husband Guy can work while raising their children as well as the animals they have adopted along the way.
The values of 3rd Rock are greatly aligned with those of us here at Ellis Brigham, to ensure kit is long-lasting and environmentally friendly wherever possible, something we like to call Feel Good Gear.
All of the cotton used by 3rd Rock is organic and they use recycled synthetic fibres to help reduce the number of plastic bottles and other waste such as carpets going into landfill.
They also spend time upcycling surplus and pre-loved fabrics in an attempt to waste as little as possible during their production processes while their prints are done with water-based, phthalates-free OekoTex certified printing inks. In addition to this, their labels are certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FCS) and their packaging is recycled and recyclable.
Their fabric and production is mostly sourced in Europe with the recent addition of Recycled PET trousers and shorts being made in India. Deeply passionate about ethical practices and traceability, Jessica has personally visited each of the 3 Indian facility sites to ensure they offer a fair working environment and adhere to the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI).
Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) base code basics:
- Employment is freely chosen
- Freedom of Association (Unions)
- Working conditions are safe and hygienic
- Child labour shall not be used
- Living wages are paid
- Working hours are not excessive
- No discrimination is practised
- Regular employment is provided
- No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed
Designed for an active life, 3rd Rock clothing is ideal for everything from climbing to fitness and yoga. They focus the fit of their clothing to ensure complete freedom of movement so you can, jump, squat and do the splits all day long. With that in mind, they are aware that their clothes will be pushed to their limits and sometimes beyond, so they take time to encourage repairs and repurposing of the garments in order to further reduce waste.
In all their focus is clear: to make excellent quality active clothing that is not only good for people but also kind to the planet so that we can all continue to enjoy the outdoors far into the future.
About the Author:
Charlotte Fish - Outdoor Expert
Charlotte discovered her passion for the outdoors in her early teens and has never looked back since. Her pursuit of outdoor activities has taken her all over the world but she truly believes there is no place like home.