It is reasonable to say that the fast-fashion trend is about to end. Customers are aware of the environmental – and other – problems cheap and low-quality clothes can cause. When made from synthetic fibers, fast fashion becomes a huge problem in the landfill. But that’s only one facet since the production process itself is also an environmentally harmful risk factor.
On the other hand, natural fibers are not always an alternative. Plant-derived materials use a lot of water and are mostly grown in monocultures. Animal-derived materials need a lot of resources, too. Moreover, the extraction of the feathers or wool is often a very cruel process.
Freudenberg Performance Materials is driving the change for humans, animals, and the environment with recycled or biodegradable materials that offer the utmost comfort to the wearer. As a real alternative, our paddings combine performance and sustainability.