Our initiatives

INDIA

Fristads funds waste to energy project in India

In 2021, Fristads funded a project that turns waste into energy in India by converting chicken litter and other organic residues to renewable electricity. Up to 120,000 tons of chicken litter and other organic residues are converted into renewable electricity through the Namakkal Waste to Energy Project each year.

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SWEDEN

Algae could be the solution to textile dyeing in the future

In Sweden, Fristads is one of the sponsors behind a project that aims to replace conventional fabric dyes with more sustainable alternatives, including ink made of algae. The algae ink is both biodegradable, free from chemicals and radically more resource efficient than conventional textile dyes. The project is run by the start-up company Mounid via Wargön Innovation.​​​​​​​

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SWEDEN

Algae could be the solution to textile dyeing in the future

In Sweden, Fristads is one of the sponsors behind a project that aims to replace conventional fabric dyes with more sustainable alternatives, including ink made of algae. The algae ink is both biodegradable, free from chemicals and radically more resource efficient than conventional textile dyes. The project is run by the start-up company Mounid via Wargön Innovation.​​​​​​​

Read more about the project here >​​​​​​​

SWEDEN

More climate efficient transports with HCT

Via the Autofreight project, Fristads is working to develop more climate efficient road transports between its warehouse in Viared outside Borås and the harbour of Gothenburg. During 2021, 1% of Fristads’ transports of 40-foot containers were made with the HCT, High Capacity Transport, which is 32 meters long and can carry two 40-foot containers. Using this new type of transport is estimated to reduce emissions by 30%. The joint initiative also includes the City of Borås, Volvo and other companies.​​​​​​​

SWEDEN

More climate efficient transports with HCT

Via the Autofreight project, Fristads is working to develop more climate efficient road transports between its warehouse in Viared outside Borås and the harbour of Gothenburg. During 2021, 1% of Fristads’ transports of 40-foot containers were made with the HCT, High Capacity Transport, which is 32 meters long and can carry two 40-foot containers. Using this new type of transport is estimated to reduce emissions by 30%. The joint initiative also includes the City of Borås, Volvo and other companies.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

NORWAY​​​​​​​

Recycling worn out workwear​​​​​​​

During autumn 2021, Fristads in Norway launched a campaign aiming for professional users to recycle their workwear. The campaign was a pilot made together with one of Fristads’ distributers, Teammate, and was called “Pant meg!” (Deposit me! in English). The products collected during the campaign period were turned into new products by another partner of Fristads – Sister in Business.

DENMARK

Danish students help us find solutions to the circular challenge

In September Fristads in Denmark participated in the Circular Design Camp where 400 students worked on finding more sustainable solutions to the circular challenge. The case study from Fristads focused on how to make it easy for customers to ensure that used workwear comes back into a circular system and the camp generated many interesting ideas for further exploration.

DENMARK

Green diplomas

In Denmark partners who buy Fristads Green products receive a “green diploma” with their garments. They are also highlighted in Fristads channels, on the web and in social media to promote their choice to be more sustainable.

THE NETHERLANDS​​​​​​​

Case: Closing the loop on clothing production​​​​​​​

For years, Fristads has supplied Dutch postal service and logistics company PostNL with their polo shirts. Thanks to a new pilot program, those shirts will now be collected and recycled into new garments, effectively bringing us one step closer to our goal of closing the loop on our clothing production.

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THE NETHERLANDS​​​​​​​

Case: Closing the loop on clothing production​​​​​​​

For years, Fristads has supplied Dutch postal service and logistics company PostNL with their polo shirts. Thanks to a new pilot program, those shirts will now be collected and recycled into new garments, effectively bringing us one step closer to our goal of closing the loop on our clothing production.

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FINLAND​​​​​​​

Shift in packaging saved 1,500 ​​​​​​​kilos of plastic at Leijona workwear​​​​​​​

In the beginning of 2021, Leijona workwear transitioned to a non-plastic solution for packaging and deliveries. This small shift saved around 1,500 kg of plastic during 2021. Also, in 2021 LED lighting was installed in the main office in Savonlinna which reduced electricity consumption by 15-20%.​​​​​​​

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Environmental Declaration

The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a tool that guides customers, buyers and those responsible for public procurement to making more insightful decisions.​​​​​​​

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Climate compensation

When we launched our Outdoor collection, we wanted it to be truly sustainable. We also vowed to compensate for the carbon dioxide emissions caused by the production.​​​​​​​

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Circular product cycle

We work on several projects together with selected customers aiming at giving worn-out workwear a new purpose and using the resources to their full potential.​​​​​​​

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