Freudenberg House of Sustainability

House of Sustainability

A concept featuring more than 500 innovative and sustainable solutions

With the presentation of the House of Sustainability concept, Freudenberg Apparel is offering its customers worldwide a wide range of innovative solutions that enable them to produce their own products sustainably according to the highest standards.

The House of Sustainability offers more than 500 solutions of first-class quality for a wide range of applications in the apparel industry.

Unique on the market, clear and transparent and with a clear vision for the future, Freudenberg presents the company’s complete range of sustainable solutions.

The 7 pillars of the Freudenberg Apparel House of Sustainability
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Sustainability has been integral to the company since it was founded

Since it was first established in 1887, sustainability has been firmly anchored in the company’s guiding principles. The basis of all trade/all activities is the striving to reduce our own footprint with the aim of promoting the handprint of our customers.

Footprint refers to the environmental impact of the company’s own production processes and handprint refers to products and services that support customers in achieving their own sustainability goals.

 

Success story examples

  • Pioneer in the recycling of PET bottles, with the first recycling plant going into operation in 1991
  • Freudenberg Apparel develops biodegradable nonwovens as early as 1995
  • Today, the company recycles over 2.5 billion post-consumer PET bottles every year

Freudenberg House of Sustainability

“Sustainability is one of our guiding principles and constantly motivates us. We initiate relevant programs on a global and regional level and continuously work on sustainable solutions that are available worldwide.”

John McNabb, Chief Technology Officer, Freudenberg Performance Materials

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“The more innovative we are, the more sustainable our own processes and products become. This is what drives us – a curiosity to forge new paths and play a role in a more sustainable future.”

Jonathan Oh, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel

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House of Sustainability

The global shift towards greater sustainability and transparency in the apparel industry is driving many companies and suppliers to develop alternative approaches and solutions. With the House of Sustainability, Freudenberg Apparel is offering a holistic concept for a sustainable future in the apparel industry.

As the world’s leading supplier of interlinings, tapes, plackets and preformed materials, linings and thermal insulation, the company is taking full responsibility. At the core of the House of Sustainability are seven product pillars supported by a foundation of certifications, sustainable raw materials and modern technologies as well as significant CO2 savings.

The Freudenberg House of Sustainability Recycled general interlinings Recyclable interlinings Energy-saving interlinings Biodegradable interlinings Sustainable cotton interlinings Nature-based interlinings Recycled thermal insulations & linings Technology Carbon Footprint Raw Materials Certifications & Regulations
The Freudenberg House of Sustainability Recycled general interlinings Recyclable interlinings Energy-saving interlinings Biodegradable interlinings Sustainable cotton interlinings Nature-based interlinings Recycled thermal insulations & linings Technology Carbon Footprint Raw Materials Certifications & Regulations
The Freudenberg House of Sustainability Recycled general interlinings Recyclable interlinings Energy-saving interlinings Biodegradable interlinings Sustainable cotton interlinings Nature-based interlinings Recycled thermal insulations & linings Technology Carbon Footprint Raw Materials Certifications & Regulations

The Freudenberg House of Sustainability

The foundation for the Freudenberg House of Sustainability is made up of four elements: Certifications & Regulations, Raw Materials, Technology and Carbon Footprint. This foundation supports seven pillars providing customers with more than 500 sustainable solutions. The House of Sustainability enables customers to choose the right solutions for their sustainable applications and to meet their sustainability goals efficiently. In addition, all Freudenberg services are visible and transparent.

Recycled general interlinings

Interlinings made from recycled polyester. By recycling post-consumer PET bottles, Freudenberg is not only minimizing its carbon footprint, but is also helping its customers to manufacture more sustainable garments by choosing sustainable components.

Recyclable interlinings

Interlinings made from 100% polyamide 6. These interlinings can be recycled indefinitely for a consistent closed-loop economy.

Energy-saving interlinings

Interlinings with an innovative adhesive that reduces the fuse-line temperature. This saves energy during fusing and speeds up the fusing process, thereby increasing output.

Biodegradable interlinings

Thermal insulations and interlinings that are made of cellulose and cotton and are 100% biodegradable in soil. The energy-efficient production process for these interlinings is free from water-endangering raw materials and toxic substances.

Sustainable cotton interlinings

Interlinings made from certified sustainable cotton. Certifications include Cradle to Cradle, Global Organic Textile Standard, Organic 100 and others.

Nature-based interlinings

Interlinings wholly or partly derived from renewable and sustainable sources such as trees, wool, silk, and animal hair such as horsehair.

Recycled thermal insulations & linings

Thermal insulations and linings made from recycled polyester offering premium softness, warmth retention and extreme wear comfort for sportswear.

Technology

Freudenberg uses cutting-edge technologies in its manufacturing processes in order to minimize the impact on the environment, such as energy harvesting technologies, zero liquid discharge, and monitoring systems.

Carbon Footprint

Based on its Values & Principles, Freudenberg is committed to reducing its carbon footprint worldwide. The company plans to generate some 25% of its sales from sustainable products by 2025.

Raw Materials

Freudenberg uses sustainable raw materials to develop solutions. These materials are, for example, free from environmentally harmful substances (Azo & APEO, PFC), recycled, natural-based or biodegradable.

Certifications & Regulations

Freudenberg is certified to definitive standards. These include the following: BCI, C2C Gold, ECO-CHECK, Global Recycled Standard, Higg Index, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 9001, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, REACH and Restricted Substances List.

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