At Reima, product safety always comes first, because the safety of kids always comes first. For us, safety means non-toxicity as well as designs that improve your kids’ safety, such as UV protection factor and reflecting details.

Thanks to our holistic approach to product safety, Reima was awarded the European Product Safety Gold Award 2019 in the Children’s Products category.

Below you can read more about our the technical details of product safety as well as the more easily approachable practical designs for making your kids safe.

Reima Anti-Bite

Fabric and chemical safety

We follow European Union and other relevant legislation on chemicals, but we have set even stricter limits for various substances. Our clothing has been 100% PFC-free since 2017 and formaldehyde-free since 2019. PVC was banned in Reima products over a decade ago due to phthalates.

Our Restricted Substances List (RSL) specifies which chemical substances are banned or restricted in the product and material manufacturing process. It also defines the limits for chemical substances in the finished products.

All suppliers of Reima products and materials are committed to complying with our RSL, and the banned substances should not occur at any stage of production. To ensure continuing compliance, we use independent third-party labs to regularly conduct sample tests on the products and materials. We also have our own laboratory in Shanghai for testing the physical properties of our fabrics.

If you’re a chemicals whiz, you can download our RSL for detailed information.

bluesign® system

We are a bluesign® system partner, which helps us further improve the chemical safety and reduce the environmental impacts of textile manufacturing. All bluesign® partners must meet strict criteria for chemical management to protect the water, air, and soil, as well as the people working with textiles. As bluesign® acts as an independent verifier, the system ensures transparency and traceability of all textile processing steps, down to the raw materials.

We are systematically increasing the use of bluesign® approved materials in our clothes and accessories. In 2021, 21% of all styles are made with bluesign® approved materials. In our autumn/winter 2022 collection, this already applies to 49 % of styles.

Designed for safety

Reima clothes aren’t just safe to use—many items also provide extra protection. This way, kids are free to play outdoors safely and comfortably no matter the season.

  • In the spring and summer, nature comes alive—including the bugs. Reima Anti-Bite wear includes a safe, all-natural repellent that keeps bugs at bay. Fewer bites reduces the risk of bug-born illnesses such as malaria, too.
  • When the sun comes out, it’s especially important to have ultraviolet protection factor (UPF), since kids’ skin is so sensitive. Covering as much skin as possible with breathable Reima sunproof clothing also means fewer fights about sun lotion. As a bonus, you’re decreasing the chemical load in the environment.
  • In the autumn and winter, the days get so dark it’s hard to see kids walking on the street. Proper reflectors ensure visibility, but since they’re not visible from all sides, Reima gear with reflective details is an important backup!
  • Winter brings slippery sludge and ice, but kids should be able to continue their games carefree. We’ve added a Vibram Arctic Grip sole on many winter boots to reduce slipping and falls.