As everyday ticks by we become more conscious of the need to take care and conserve our planet. That is why we want to use more sustainable raw materials. Baluard Barcelona supports Eco Friendly Fabrics. Fabrics made using recycled materials, a practice which boosts both the circular economy and benefits other economies too. Or by using materials made with natural fibres, like cottons or EcoVero viscose. In short, our collection focuses on the use of fabrics that are within sustainability and efficiency parameters, that are regulated regarding harmful substances and that ensure that the working conditions of the employees are decent.
Textile finish and slow clothing manufactured in Barcelona.
50% of our products are made in workshops which employ people who may be in risk of social exclusion.
Coat material made with a high percentage of recycled wool, 40%-75%.
Wool is a natural, renewable, and biodegradable fibre. It is a raw material that has a high level of sustainability (animal origin – sheep). Recycled wool refers to wool recovered from remainders and surplus trimmings when processing virgin wool or from wool already used by consumers. Once the wool has been recovered it needs to be shred and processed again to make fibres. These fibres are usually shorter or damaged, so when the product is spined again, these fibres are combined with other fibres, such as cotton or virgin wool making the fibres longer and ending up as a better-quality product.
Wool is comfortable and healthy. It regulates temperature and humidity thus allowing for perfect transpiration. It does not retain odours, it is used as insulation, also it has antistatic, fire-resistant and antibacterial properties (and therefore does not need to be washed so often). It is wonderfully elastic; the fibres can be folded up to 20,000 times before breaking.
Wool certified with RCS Recycled Claim Standard
The tanning industry is essentially a recycling one. It recycles skins from those animals that are a subproduct of the food industry. It converts them in to raw material to make useful products for today’s society and articles used in the fashion industry, for example, coats, jackets, belts bags, shoes, wallets, purses, horse saddles, upholstery for furniture and cars, technological accessories, portfolios, leather suitcases and washbags or other traveller’s items and stationery. As well as providing us with useful consumer products for society, and by recycling by-products obtained during the production process, during every part of their lifecycle, skins supply us with a great assortment of products which can be used in other sectors. Since ancient times, the tanbark left after the tanning process was burned in stoves for domestic heating purposes. The ashes from burning the bark mixed with fats was used to make soap. Hairs after shearing the hides was used to make shaving brushes, clothes brushes, paint brushes, hats or as shields on boats. From the excess of flesh when flesh split is done various products are obtained, amongst them carpentry glue, gelatine for bakery and fertilisers for agriculture. Today, by-products from the tanning process are still being used in different industries to cover other types of needs. Recovery of excess flesh and split leather is used in the production of biodiesel, by recovering residues of non-tanned skins a gummy fat is obtained which is used when making capsules for medicine in the pharmaceutical industry as well as applications in photography and cosmetics industries. Other products obtained from by-products of the skins are industrial fats and oils and fertilisers for vineyards. The skin at the end of the life-cycle returns to nature as a source of energy, thanks to its biodegradable properties.
All of the inner linings of the collection are made of 100% viscose
Viscose comes from cellulose (the pulp from tree wood). It is also known as rayon.
Viscose is spined into fabrics that are soft and light but with a heavy hang.
STANDARD 100 certification by OEKO-TEX® Textiles tested for detection of harmful substances. This inspires client’s trust and ensures premium safety of the product.
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