The Oekotex standard 100 is a label that ensures that the textile products are free of hazardous substances, this label judges the human and ecological quality of the textiles. It is the guarantee that the products don’t contain products that are toxic to the environment, as well to the human body. Also, we only use fabrics with the label Oekotex standard 100.
Some of our fabrics are made of about at least 50% of post-consumer recycled polyester: we are talking about recycled plastic bottles. This mix ensures formidable qualities for our products: comfortable, resistant and lasting. This allows to remove millions of plastic bottles from nature and preserve our environment.
Crushing, cleaning and drying
The bottles are crushed in flakes and submerged in water and rubbed to remove the glue and all the impurities.
Melting and final transformation
The flakes of PET are then melted and transformed in granulates.
The PET granulates are used to make the PET fibers.
The granules are melted again and extruded to obtain the polyester yarn.
RECOVERY OF FABRIC REMAINS
We recover the fabric remains from the productions, which answer to the quality criteria. They are then used in the linings of the jackets or the linings of the pockets.
Usually, these remains end up destroyed through incineration. However, the carbon impact of this procedure is disastrous for the environment. This allows to reduce once more the carbon impact on our environment.
TEFLON WITHOUT PFC
Today all our products using water-resistant treatments are certified without PFC or perfluorocarbons. Historically, these are chemical substances that were used in the technical textile domain in order to ensure the water resistance of the products. The PFC are then liberated in the air, rendering them hazardous for people and for the environment when they are used during the manufacturing of the clothing.