The choice of material can determine a big part of a garment’s environmental impact. When choosing materials, knowledge of the entire production process must be taken into account.
Traceability from raw material can be difficult but must always be the goal. As well as consideration of options at end of life.
We have created a Material Guide where we have divided raw materials into four different categories from “Preferred” to “Banned”.
The Material Guide ranking is based on material research and aspects of sustainability from environmental, social and animal welfare perspective.
The Material Guide Ranking offered here should be taken as a first step guide. To measure your actual impact of the actual materials used, its suppliers and supply chain must be taken into account.
We underscore the importance of understanding the complexity of comparing fibers and the need to look at products from a life-cycle perspective, including the user phase as well as end-of-life.
Mistra Future Fashion report The Fiber Bible, Part 1 and 2
Textile Exchange Preferred Fiber and Material Report 2021
UN Environmental Programme report Sustainability and Circularity in the Textile Value Chain
Changing Markets Report: Fossil Fashion