Alasdair Scott, Co-Founder & Director said “From day one the Staark, the team have worked incredibly hard to ensure that we’re an ethical business that’s focused on a 100% vetted supply-chain, eco-friendly fabrics that use recycled source materials, selection of European-based family businesses as partners and aiming to get people out of cars and onto bikes”.
“Therefore we’re super-pleased to be awarded full B-Corp status as this reflects everything we’ve been working towards” Scott continued, “Staark is and always will be a next-generation business that puts ethics before profit and cares deeply about our people, our customers and the planet.”
As well as full B-Corp certification, Staark has partnered with e-commerce platform Stripe to donate 1% of the company turnover to carbon sequestration activities via Stripe Climate.
About Staark Cycling
Staark was born one cold autumn morning when our founders realised that just maybe all the apparel currently available in the market doesn’t quite actually cater for everybody. They watched their cycling companions pulling on garments that were either too loose or tight in places; for the outlay they had all made on their beautiful bicycles, they were owed clothing that had an equal amount of much attention paid to it.
The founders aren’t ex-pro cyclists, they are grassroots cyclists who have loved the sport since their childhood years, growing up through BMX, mountain biking, cycle-commuting and road cycling. Between them they have many years of experience on the saddle; and an absolute desire to make garments that not only fit perfectly, but out-perform the competition.
Staark creates all of their apparel at their family-run factory in northern Italy, the heartland of Italian cycling heritage. Staark only uses sustainable materials in their construction and packaging, ethics is at the very core of the business.
Now with years of designing, testing & refining they are confident to share Staark apparel with everyone.
Alasdair Scott (Co-Founder & Director of Staark)
Alasdair is Co-founder of Staark Cycling, a new couture cycling clothing brand that designs and manufactures premium technical performance clothing and an accompanying Athleisure range. Staark utilises the latest fabric technologies and construction techniques combined with fully sustainable business operations to deliver maximum performance and forward-looking green Credentials.
Alasdair’s background is in brand development and content design and he has worked with some of the world’s leading global businesses to develop and promote products and services to national and international audiences.
With projects spanning EMEA, NA and APAC he has worked on major real-world and digital initiatives for clients as diverse as Boeing, Apple, Virgin, Amex, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, Barclays, BMW, London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, Intel, Pepsi, Sky, British Telecom, Unilever, IBM and Amazon.