The Neocycling Project
1 - Send your old wetsuit to Saint Jacques : 275 rue du Corail, 34670 Baillargues, FRANCE
2 - Get your promotional code by e-mail.
3 - Use it to get a 15% discount on your new neoprene piece.
Discover the full process
Surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, wingsurfing… All these hobbys have a huge impact on our planet. However, our passions are linked to the state of the environment world-wide.
Saint Jacques team has always been aware of the impact of neoprene on the natural environment. We looked for a way to relocate the production of neoprene, in vain.
We therefore centralize the maximum steps in our premises in Montpellier, France. This goes from research and development, to design, tests, communication, customer-care services,etc.
In fact, according to Saint Jacques, well-being at the office has always been our priority. This is how, for the past 3 years, Saint Jacques has a reasoned growth thanks to a motivated team focused on our customers feedbacks.
We always maximize our involvement in the social and circular economy by prioritizing local providers as much as possible.
We encourage sustainable projects and action people such as:
Environmental concern at Saint Jacques
The boardsports world is an industry, coming along with good and bad aspects.
One of the bad ones is, of course, the pollution generated by all the products that offered online and in shops around the world.
The quantity is so high that resources of raw materials are in danger. Our natural environment, in which we practice our passions, is more and more damaged by human activity.
Saint Jacques is then focusing on the end-of-life phase of neoprene material. Our goal: to transform unusable wetsuits into new products, in order to extend the lifespan of neoprene, and thus fight against the waste of raw materials.
Our sustainable project
The collecting process is only available in France for the moment.
Saint Jacques finally recycles neoprene! We are working hand in hand with a local manifacture focused on social integration of people with disabilities, to offer a high quality recycled product, locally made.
This approach helps more than 70 workers to evolve in professional environment and increase their social autonomy on a daily basis.
It is the same for the labels bearing our logo, made by the company "Label Française".
All these steps, are made at less than 100km from our office !!
Our partner "Label Française" was chosen for its proximity, its expertise, and the listening skills of its manager.
Here ir the proof that it's still possible to develop French products!
Discover our recycling process on video
As a reminder, the Limestone neoprene we use to make our wetsuits is not coming from petrochemical industry.
The energetic impact due to Limestone extraction is almost equivalent to the impact of a petrochemical neoprene. However, it lasts much longer than a so-called "classic" wetsuits.
Especially if you allow us to give it a second life!
Saint Jacques sees further.
The wetsuits market has dozens of brands, hundreds of models, and thousands of different products. All of those represents a considerable mass of waste, which can all be recycled.
We do not just recycle our products, we take care of any wetsuits, regardless of the brand.
What is your reward from it?
- A world with less waste
- More space in your garage
- 15% discount on your next Saint Jacques Wetsuits (buy only if you need it)
Do you need more?
- Make French artisans happy
- Allow social and professional integration of people with disabilities.
- Be proud to take part of the Social and Inclusive French Economy
Being an actor of this project is a real proudness. Reading this article and has probably making you realise that things are starting to change.
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Keywords: recycling, social and solidarity economy, neoprene wetsuits, local