FRISTADS GREEN  

THE WORLD’S FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL
DECLARED GARMENT COLLECTION
WINNER OF THE RED DOT AWARD 2019


Fristads is the first company in the world to measure the environmental impact of clothes. Fristads Green is a concept of workwear where the entire manufacturing chain is characterized by environmental awareness and innovation to minimize the footprint on the environment.

We launched the first Fristads Green collection in the autumn 2019. Our aim is to make the Green concept a part of every product segment in the next coming years. All Fristads Green products have a certified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) with information about the product's total environmental impact. In September 2019 the craftsman collection was awarded with the international design prize Red Dot Award: Design Concept.


FRISTADS GREEN

THE WORLD’S FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL
DECLARED GARMENT COLLECTION

WINNER OF THE RED DOT AWARD 2019


Fristads is the first company in the world to measure the environmental impact of clothes. Fristads Green is a concept of workwear where the entire manufacturing chain is characterized by environmental awareness and innovation to minimize the footprint on the environment.

We launched the first Fristads Green collection in the autumn 2019. Our aim is to make the Green concept a part of every product segment in the next coming years. All Fristads Green products have a certified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) with information about the product's total environmental impact. In September 2019 the craftsman collection was awarded with the international design prize Red Dot Award: Design Concept.

Craftsmen

Fristads Green for craftsmen is a collection with an advanced clean design with minimal details and smart solutions, which saves energy in production and facilitates recycling of the material. The materials are 100% recycled polyester from PET bottles and undyed cotton. The polyester is dyed using the colouring system e.dye®, which reduces water consumption by 75% compared with traditional dyeing. All contrasting details and most of the zippers are made of recycled polyester. The buttons are made of raw finished metal to cut water consumption. Surplus material from the production is transformed into “comfort pads” – a bonus product for knees and elbows. The collection consists of a jacket, trousers, T-shirt and a fleece jacket.

CRAFTSMAN

Fristads Green for craftsmen is a collection with an advanced clean design with minimal details and smart solutions, which saves energy in production and facilitates recycling of the material. The materials are 100% recycled polyester from PET bottles and undyed cotton. The polyester is dyed using the colouring system e.dye®, which reduces water consumption by 75% compared with traditional dyeing. All contrasting details and most of the zippers are made of recycled polyester. The buttons are made of raw finished metal to cut water consumption. Surplus material from the production is transformed into “comfort pads” – a bonus product for knees and elbows. The collection consists of a jacket, trousers, T-shirt and a fleece jacket.

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SERVICE AND INDUSTRY

Fristads Green collection for service and industry was launched in March 2020. The jacket and the trousers are designed to match the Fristads Fusion collection and are available in both men’s and women’s model. The garments are made in a soft, lightweight and quick-drying material, manufactured of recycled polyester from PET bottles and TENCEL™ Lyocell – cellulose fiber from traceable and sustainably sourced wood. All contrasting details are made of recycled polyester. The garments are approved for industrial laundry according to ISO 15797 and can be equipped with RFID chip to facilitate workflow for laundries and warehouses. The jacket and trousers are complemented with a T-shirt and sweatshirt in organic cotton.
SERVICE AND INDUSTRY
Fristads Green collection for service and industry was launched in March 2020. The jacket and the trousers are designed to match the Fristads Fusion collection and are available in both men’s and women’s model. The garments are made in a soft, lightweight and quick-drying material, manufactured of recycled polyester from PET bottles and TENCEL™ Lyocell – cellulose fiber from traceable and sustainably sourced wood. All contrasting details are made of recycled polyester. The garments are approved for industrial laundry according to ISO 15797 and can be equipped with RFID chip to facilitate workflow for laundries and warehouses. The jacket and trousers are complemented with a T-shirt and sweatshirt in organic cotton.


IN WHICH WAY DOES FRISTADS GREEN CONTRIBUTE TO A BETTER ENVIRONMENT?

REDUCED WATER CONSUMPTION

e.dye® is an environmentally sustainable process for dyeing polyester fabric, which reduces water consumption by 75 % compared to traditional dyeing. The colour is added to the raw material before it becomes yarn which provides superior colour performance.  

ALL WASTE MATERIAL IS REUSED

We reuse all waste material from the production of Fristads Green garments. The surplus material is utilized on site and are turned into new products, for example “comfort pads” which provide extra protection for knees and elbows.


EFFICIENT PACKING AND SHIPMENT

The garments are folded using a special folding technique that makes the garments take up less space during transport and minimizes the need for plastic bags. All transport are made by sea and road which has a significantly lower environmental impact than air transport.

ORGANIC COTTON

Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic chemicals and with reduced water usage. In the craftsman collection we use undyed cotton to furthermore reduce water consumption.   

​​​​​MATERIALS WITH LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Our service- and industry garments are made of TECAWORK™ ECOGREEN – a comfortable material made of polyester from recycled PET bottles and TENCEL™ Lyocell – cellulose from traceable and sustainably sourced wood. TENCEL™ Lyocell uses 95% less water when produced compared to cotton and recycled polyester reduces energy consumption with 45% in comparison with traditional polyester.

ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN 

Special design, efficient use of materials, fewer details and smart solutions saves energy in production and facilitates recycling of the material.
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FULL TRANSPARENCY

Fristads Green products have a certified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) giving information about the total environmental impact throughout the product’s life cycle. Learn more about EPD here.
The Fristads Green garments have a clean design with minimal details to save material and energy in production.  
Comfort pads  for knees and elbows are one example of  how waste material  is transformed into other products.
This is how the garments will be delivered to you to avoid plastic bags and optimize transport capacity.  
Fristads Green has been awarded the highly regarded Red Dot Award: Design Concept for its high level of innovation and design quality.