Our fabric suppliers have always devoted a great deal of attention to environmental issues, and invested in technologies and processes that cause the least impact on the environment.
Depending on what swimwear style you choose your fabric will be one of the following:
1. Most of our printed styles are made with our 84% Supermicrofibre and 16% Elastane. This creates excellent elasticity, a velvety touch and results in a high-performance fabric.
It features UV 50+ Protection, Antibacterial Properties and Aloe Vera.
The choice of digital printing was based on its low environmental impact. In this process, it uses water-based ink free of heavy metals, and the amount of water used is ten times less when compared to the traditional printing process.
The supplier of this fabric invested in new processes of effluent treatment and reuse 100% of the water. Today, 95% of all waste generated by the company goes for recycling.
|Fabrics made with this super microfibre offer softness, a velvety touch and comfort.||Elastane with chlorine resistance, increases the useful life and maintains the elasticity of the pieces for much longer.|
|Maximum protection against ultraviolet rays, according to the Australian certification 50+ UV.||Inhibits the proliferation of fungi and bacteria that cause unpleasant odours, guaranteeing hygiene, comfort and freshness.||Treated with Aloe Vera microcapsules which are released on the skin to liberate an active moisturiser, restoring and rejuvenating the skin, helping fight free radicals.|
2. Most of our plain styles are made with the Biodegradable Amni®Soul Eco® nylon, the first nylon 6.6 biodegradable in the world, free of toxins – a Brazilian development by Rhodia-Solvay.
The supplier of this fabric was the first company outside Europe to obtain the European Flax® Certification that guarantees the origin of the linen used, ensuring its quality and non-pollution of soil from its origin in the plantation.
The decomposition of fabrics like the conventional polyamide use to take decades to occur. Now 50% occurs in the first year and in three years it is already fully decomposed, when disposed in a well-controlled landfill (anaerobic environment).
Attached to swimwear made out of this fabric you will also find the CO2Control® label which means that the product was developed in an environment that uses recycled water and incorporating a philosophy of absolute absence of products that are harmful to the human skin. This is audited by accredited laboratories and certified with the world-renowned Oeko Tex® label.
At Made to be Free we are always looking for innovation in materials and processes.
So, our fabrics are not just a pretty face : )