Sustainability has been on everyone’s mind long before 2021 arrived. Whether on the catwalk of major fashion labels or in textile production. More and more often, independent fashion designers and major fashion labels are demanding tapes, cords, trimmings or braids that are manufactured in a sustainable manner and are certified, for example, in accordance with the GOTS standard. But what does sustainable really mean when it comes to textiles?
At FRIEBA, we only use Egyptian cotton in braided, crocheted, and woven articles, which are characterised, among other things, by their fine yet highly durable structure. The final touch is added to our threads in sophisticated finishing processes such as mercerisation and carding.
All articles that leave our plant in Wuppertal have been manufactured under fair working conditions and with 100 years of experience. This is anything but a given in today’s global textile sector, which all too often is associated with inhumane conditions and environmentally-harmful processes.