Apart from these recycled fabrics, we favour robust and durable materials for all our products in order to avoid premature deterioration and over-consumption.
We have also chosen to optimise the consumption of raw materials by avoiding the multiplication of colours and different fabrics throughout the range. We try as much as possible to reuse material scraps to create accessories in order to avoid waste and wastage of colours.
We also regularly work with companies adapted to disabilities where more than 80% of the team are disabled persons. These structures allow people with disabilities or people in rehabilitation to work while benefiting from medical and educational support in a protected environment.
Since 2019 we have reduced the amount of plastic packaging used to transport our products individually from manufacturing to customer delivery by 30%. We are committed to reusing all packaging when sending an order to a customer.
Whenever possible, we work with local companies in order to reduce travel (communication materials, print, POS)
For our products manufactured in China, once the product is finished, we commit to bringing the goods by boat and not by plane to limit our carbon impact.
In order to maintain our eco-responsible approach, we favour repair over exchange
Beyond the manufacturing process, we are actively involved in environmental protection with actions such as plogging.
We encourage everyone to leave no trace of their passage on the trails! Nature is precious, let’s take care of it. Together, with small gestures, we can all make ourselves useful and act to preserve our planet.
- Made in France but not only !
It’s time to find out a little more about the design of our products. We promise to tell you everything!
All our products are designed in France, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. French and local manufacturing is favoured, but not everything is possible and we explain why!
Today, more than 30% of our products are manufactured in France. The other part is manufactured abroad in Asia.
The quality of the materials is our hobbyhorse and our raison d’être. We have built the Oxsitis image on technical, durable and resistant products over time.
We are convinced that the quality of a product is not linked to its location but to know-how, values, qualified manpower and adapted machines. We pay attention to all these details when creating each item.
This is why we consider the offer of every manufacturer, abroad or not, who respects our values and our commitments and who has the technical skills to realise our projects and our ambitions.
To make it clearer, here is the list of products and their countries of manufacture:
- Slimbelt, cuffs, headbands, hats, water bottles, hydration accessories: made in France
- Bags, some textiles and other accessories: made in China.
To be completely transparent, even with the best will in the world, it would be impossible for us to manufacture everything in France. We explain why.
Our products, and in particular our trail bags, are among the best on the market.
The bags are entirely made by seamstresses whose precision and dexterity is essential for the finishing of our products. The quality we offer comes at a price, and for obvious reasons we could not, and would not wish to, offer more expensive items, or at the same price but with a considerable reduction in quality and finish, under the pretext that they are made in France.
In any case, making our bags in France would require the import of certain raw materials to design them, as France unfortunately does not have enough natural resources.
Beyond the financial aspect for the final customer, we have not yet found suppliers capable of matching the quality of the materials and the development reactivity of our current partners. And believe us, we have spent many hours sourcing and comparing!
We are very proud to work with our suppliers, who carefully make the Oxsitis equipment that you find on trails all over the world!
- Women at the heart of our product development
A few years after the creation of Oxsitis and the development of our trail bags, we realised that the trail running backpacks (of all brands) presented on the market were not adapted to the female morphology.
Chest discomfort, friction in the lower back and shoulders, poor fit… the female body has its specificitiesthat men do not have. The idea of developing a specific trail running backpack for women took shape. One year later, after many hours of research and development, the first women’s trail bag arrived on the market!
Since 2012, we have been committed to offering unique backpacks, specially designed for women and fully adapted to their morphology.
Oxsitis was a forerunner in this market and is still the only brand to offer bags adapted to the female body type.