VISION: stop using natural resources in a careless way.
MISSION: create the first generation of recycled products with the same quality and design as the best non-recycled.
With the planet, with the environment and with people. With ourselves, our companions and all the people that work with us: providers, collaborators…
In what we do and what we say. In how we do it and how we tell it. Always with a single, unilateral message that transmits our compromise and our values.
Transparency guarantees this coherence and gives us credibility as a brand to third parties, but most importantly to our clients. Transparency implies being able to tell everything we do and how we do it, but to say it, we have to first analyse our brand internally to know our processes and the impact we generate.
Suffice the current necessities without compromising those of future generations. A project for the future of our society, with the social, economic and environmental fundamentals in our blood.
technology through the constant investment in R+D and collaborative
investigation to reach the best quality in new materials, fabrics and
honesty of a timeless design and the transformation of ideas into
actions are the ethos of ECOALF and give energy and power to always
search for new perspectives and ways to propose ideas in a sustainable
and innovative way.
More than 80 million tons of plastic bottles recycled so far
Both recycled fabric and organic fabric are sustainable raw materials. In ECOALF, we prefer to use the recycled fabrics because their negative environmental impact is much lower.
wasted resources as a raw material allows reducing the consumption of
natural resources. ECOALF turns residue to a great quality raw material -
and in this way, the wasted material is reduced. In the majority of
processes, ECOALF uses mechanical recycling - the most sustainable form
of recycling. In terms of energy consumption and CO2 emissions, the
production of a recycled material thread has a much lower impact
compared with conventional thread.
talk about the impact of a fibre, we must take into account that its
source is a small object in a larger picture. Currently, six parameters
are used to determine the sustainability of a material:
2_Use of water.
3_Use of the ground.
4_Use of chemical products.
5_Relationship with biodiversity.
6_Production of solid residues.
ECOALF does not use natural fur in its collections; it stopped doing so 3 years ago. The main reason was not being able to guarantee the use of chrome in the furs, as well as the origin of the animals and the non-abuse of them. Being able to change the world and being more respectful with our planet is something that we can only do if everyone provides their grain of sand.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN
Every part of the process in our chain of consumption generates a direct environmental impact on our planet. This is why all of ECOALF’s providers have at least one Bluesign® certification, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.
Instead of C6, ECOALF uses CO,
meaning that the water-resistant fabrics are free of PFC (free fluorocarbon).
All ECOALF products abide with the REACH standard (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals). REACH is an analytic company that verifies that chemical products used in production are not harmful.
To guarantee the minimum adherence to environmental and social standards, ECOALF has created an internal compromise with all its providers, demanding at least one of the following certifications: BSCI or SA8000.
EDUCATION AND DIVULGATION
ECOALF has taken part in more than 100 conferences and forums, accepting that scientific knowledge and its technological derivatives are an eminently social product and recognising the importance of tasks of diffusion and divulgation of science.