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Find out more about me and RIBBON
You are looking at a 23 years old self-confessed ‘sports-gear freak’. During my study of Organizational sciences at Tilburg University, I decided to follow my passion for sports equipment. Early 2021, I founded RIBBON Sportgrip with the commitment to give athletes more grip on their game and performances. I have been playing hockey since I was 10 years old. Back in the days we played with wood hockey sticks, assured with old and worn out stick tape. Luckily, the sport has developed and nowadays we play with carbon fiber hockey sticks secured with the best hockey grip on the market: the RIBBON Sportgrip, for maximal hockey comfort. Experience combined with sports obsession fuels my dedication to the sustainable development of RIBBON Sportgrip.
I wanted to make a unique hockey grip that is more favorable than a regular hockey grip and gives athletes the best grip on their game. Besides that I really care for our planet, therefore, RIBBON seeks to minimize the environmental footprint. By using eco-friendly cork-flakes in our grips we implement a sustainable manufacturing process. Accurately crafted, designed with precision and with attention for every millimeter of the 185-centimeter-long hockey grips. RIBBON Sportgrip assures the best grip on your game and maximizes your hockey comfort! The online RIBBON hockey grip shop offers you the right hockey accessoire to level up your game! Besides the colorful cork grips, we offer a unique and 100% waterproof, one piece overgrip; the hockey Sleeve.
Hockey grips made of cork, HUH?
Let me tell you more
You are probably a little skeptical, we understand that. Hockey grips made of cork? Would that work? Well, it works excellent, really. Let us tell you a little more…
When it comes to hockey grips, we experienced a big gap between environmentally aware brands and the established order. In terms of materials and comfort, the established hockey brands are not concerned about the impact they have on the environment and don’t pay attention to the sustainable aspect of their products.
I can’t understand that there is such an ignorance of the environmental impact of sports equipment like hockey grips. Especially given the growing awareness among customers about the sustainable benefit of using products that lower the impact on the environment.
I felled compelled to come up with a sustainable and high-quality alternative to challenge the status quo. RIBBON works with a minimalistic philosophy to create a timeless hockey essential. We do not compromise on style. We do not compromise on quality. And we do not compromise on image, although we use non-animal materials. We set the new standard.
Sustainable, environmentally friendly products is how we roll. RIBBON works with cork as raw material that is ethically sourced and cruelty-free. Our grips are made in a high-standard factory in Europe. They maintain an extremely high standard of ethics and pay their employees fairly!