Sustainability & The Environment

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We can all do more to save our planet

Every year millions of garments are thrown into landfills creating pollution and critical general waste on our planet. Same with packaging, especially plastics that end up polluting our oceans.

With fast fashion, and the textile industry in general, has a tremendous impact on the environment. These industries should work together to reduce waste specially in landfills so we can protect our future generations.

Amni® Soul Eco, the world’s first biodegradable yarn

Amni® Soul Eco, is the world’s first biodegradable yarn, with an enhanced polyamide 6.6 formula allowing clothes to quickly decompose after being properly discarded. This technology keeps the durability and quality of the garments while still offering the polyamide fiber benefits (soft touch, comfort, easy care and other important factors.)

Degrading in around three years*, the Amni® Soul Eco solution decomposes ten times faster than conventional polyamides, whioch can take up to 50 years, making our products truly eco-sustainable.

Ultimately, this enhances landfills productivity waste by a degradation rate and then directly promotes the conservation of green areas.

Benefits for the planet, benefits for all

  • Eco-Friendly production: Recycling of process water and treatment of greenhouse gases.

  • Flexible processing: A unique opportunity to create high-quality products in all segments of the textile industry.

  • Waste management: Degrades 10x faster than conventional polyamides. It is also 100% recyclable and reusable.

  • Biodegradability: Drastically reduces the decomposition time of polyamides clothes in the landfill.

  • Energy Efficiency: Cotton consumes more energy than polyester.

  • Fresh water availability: Cotton consumes more water than polyester.

Supporting local communities

All our garments are hand me and produced by small factories located in small communities in Brazil promoting local sustainability and also the Fair Trade Supply Trade.

Innovation & Packaging

We love to innovate. We have decided to replace conventional hang tags with seeded paper tags. This way, once again, we support local communities while still caring for the environment and even better, helping our little yellow friends, the bees. Our tags are made of recycled seeded paper. Printed with eco friendly water based ink, these tags don't even have to be recycled. They should be shredded and seeded and then turn into a beautiful flower.

Our garments bags are marine safe and free of toxic materials. They're designed to be disposed at home by using warm/hot water, the bag will dissolve in less than 5 seconds leaving to micro plastics or particles behind, or simply by putting them to the bin where they will degrade automatically as these are compostable bags.

If for some reason one of our bags ends up in the ocean, it will simply dissolve.

You can ready mode about our bags on our Packaging page HERE

FAQs

Q: What does it mean biodegradable

A: Don't worry. It's not like your performance leggings or any other VÖTIG® product will just decompose while sitting in your wardrobe.  For this to happen your garment will need to be properly disposed preferably into a landfill. With the right environment settings, like weather, temperature etc, these will be naturally be gone in less than 3 years.

Q: What makes it different from other fabrics?

A: Apart from the quality the most important feature is exactly the impact on the environment. Any other synthetic fabric will take at least 50 YEARS to decompose. Out fabric will be gone in less than 3.

Q: Are your fabrics responsibly sourced?

A: Yes indeed. Developed in Brazil by Rhodia®-Solvay® and with technical support and partnership with the São Paulo State Basic Sanitation Company SABESP, the whole process is fully sustainable as the use of industrial water in the process of dyeing and printing, is entirely made with reuse water, avoiding consumption of fresh drinking water.

We also support local communities by outsourcing all our production to small (sometimes family owned) factories in Brazil. Everything HANDMADE

Q:What about chemicals? What certifications are available? 

A: No chemicals used. All our fabrics are free of products toxic to the human skin in accordance to international Oeko-Tex 100 Class I certification.

Q:how long exactly it will take do degrade?

A: 50% within the first year and the remain in less than 3 years, provided these fabrics are correctly disposed. Everything, including the paint used to print our exclusive patterns, is non toxic and Eco friendly.