Undyed - colored by nature
No dyestuff - no auxiliaries
These products use the natural colors of animal fibres. The different shades are sorted in a complex process. In a second step, new melanges are mixed. This way a range of limited naturally occuring colors become available.
Water or chemicals are not necessary for a dyeing process, hence the name Zero/100.
GOTS certification possible by request (if colored wool is available)
Recycling materials fed back into the production cycle ensure more sustainable and resource-saving production. Recycled pre- and post consumer materials are available.
Different fibre types which, for example, degrade independently in the soil after some time, provide new approaches for alternative sustainable textile constructions.
a revolutionary new process
Today customers want to know what impact a product has on the environment, on the workers who manufacture it and on them as a customer. Sustainability has now become an important product feature.
EXP stands for “EX-Pollution”, or the avoidance of pollutants during the anti-felting treatment process. EXP is a revolutionary new process from the Schoeller Spinning Group that enables the wool to remain machine-washable without the use of chlorine. With the EXP treatment, also tumbler drying is possible now (Special knitting specifications and own tests are necessary). Schoeller has set a benchmark with this innovation and once again proven its commitment to ecological sustainability.
SYMBIOSIS EXP DEGR. TAMARO EXP SPORT LODEN EXP
Wool fibre structure
Wool has a scaly surface, and as it´s fibres do not sit uniformly, they snag when they contact one another (1). A warm, humid environment increases this effect and the wool becomes felted. Wool is treated in order to prevent this from happening.
The conventional process previously used involves smoothing these scales and then coating the chlorinated wool fibres with a wash-resistant film (2). A substantial amount of AOX pollutant is released during this process. This results in environmental pollution and is directly attributable to the wool fibres. EXP completely avoids the use of chlorine and employs natural salts as an oxidization agent.
So you could say that EXP is a “revWOOLution” (3).
The EXP Process is certified by:
Our sheep in the lush meadows
The welfare of the sheep is an very important concern for us. This is why Schoeller does not use mulesing wool in its collection. In addition to a self-declaration, the customer can also obtain other standards for his products that take animal welfare into account. For this reason, a wide range of animal welfare standards with different focal points is offered. Choose the best standard for your customers.
Blockchain Technology (NATIVA)
International Organization for Standardization
ISO 9001:2015 Quality management and r&d system
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management system
ISO 50001 Energy management system
ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
GOTS ensures the organic status of textiles from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labelling, in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer. CSR criteria according to the ILO conventions and animal welfare are an important focus. Mulesing is totally forbidden since standard version 6.0. GOTS requires and defines amounts of natural and organic material in textile products. The identification and verifying of the organic content in textile products along the entire chain of custody is crucial. The Standard defines and uphold restrictions in the use of chemicals and environmental requirements.
International Association of Natural Textile Industry (IVN certified BEST)
For IVN Best only organic materials are allowed as raw material for textile production. Traceability and identification of organic material through complete chain-of-custody, based on GOTS are mandatory. Defined very strict chemical restrictions and residue allowances. Strict social and environmental practices and requirements are defined
Main focus of Nativa is the animal welfare based on the five freedoms for farm animals (e.g. no mulesing). The standard is owned by Chargeur group. The certified wool is sheard from sheep graze in the lush meadows, for example Patagonia and enjoy their freedom under the careful care of selected farmers. Tracability could be guaranteed by the innovative blockchain technology along th whole production chain.
ZDHC - Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals
ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) is a coalition of international companies and organizations working together to eliminate hazardous chemicals from the textile industry.