Powerslide is dedicated to producing the best inline skating products on planet earth and helping protect the planet we love to roll on and call home. At Powerslide, we take our part seriously and are focused on constant improvements and progression. Caring for and respecting our environment takes much more than words and gestures, it takes action. Since the very start of the company in the early ‘90s , step by step, Powerslide has been changing our methods to ensure we’re as environmentally friendly as possible. From product design and materials to improving packaging and production methods, we're consistently taking steps to improve sustainability.
We have a ways to go, but we are committed to always doing better and being as environmentally responsible as possible.
We hope you’ll join us.
From the very beginning, Powerslide’s foundational goal has been to distribute high-quality, long-lasting products for fair prices
Powerslide begins developing its own products with a focus on quality. Step by step, our product range was expanding.
Finetune wheel sets are offered in reusable plastic hard boxes.
Stride protective gear is packed and sold in reusable gym bags.
Powerslide wheelsets are packed in reusable zipped soft bags.
Matter brand offers branded nylon zip bags for the wheel storage.
The inception of the Greenline project - an initiative to develop inline skates with renewable raw materials.
Core racing helmets are sold in a molded hard case packaging to protect helmets during traveling. Powerslide wheels are packed in reusable PVC wheel tubes.
Powerslide sets up its own small plant in Xiamen, China, where Powerslide ensures fair salaries, social welfare and health insurance, and safe working conditions. The factory location is close to our main sub-supplier for injection parts, wheels and bearings for efficient transportation.
Powerslide offers further reusable packaging solutions, including wheel boxes
Powerslide's Chaya brand begins packaging boots, plates and toe stops in reusable, zipped nylon soft bags.
Switching to recycled paper, Powerslide began drastically reducing the amount of single-use plastic used for wheel packaging.
Wicked bearings are packaged and sold in recyclable PVC boxes, which can also be used as a tool.
Powerslide collaborates with CARO PACK to recycle damaged cardboard carton boxes.
In-house 3D printing of prototypes is introduced, reducing shipping costs and emissions from transportation. Kizer frames are packaged and sold in reusable zipped nylon soft bags.
Powerslide begins replacing PE bags used for packaging skates with non-woven PP bags, helping reduce plastic use by 90%.
Began replacing PE tubes of wheels and bearings with cardboard tubes.
Began the use of paper for T-shirt packaging instead of PE bags.
Helmets shipped without any additional PE bags.
In the whole company focus on waste separation is strengthened.
Powerslide starts to serve water to employees and guests from a water station.
Powerslide starts the cooperation with PETA, the world´s largest organization for ethical treatment of animals.
First electric car added to the fleet. Employees are encouraged to commute with (company) bikes.
With Phuzion RFC skates and UC Earth wheels Powerslide starts to offer sustainable products made of bio-based and recycled materials and use water-based ink for the printing on products. Step by step more sustainable products will be developed.
We’re all skaters with a collective passion for rolling in the great outdoors and we all have a responsibility to help ensure there is a clean, healthy environment. While we are proud of the steps we've taken to respect the environment, we also know this is just the beginning.
Our commitment is to continue embracing sustainability and adapting our processes to be as environmentally friendly as possible.