The life cycle
The life cycle of any design involves transformation, interaction and exchange; flows of matter, energy and information that move to and from the system they form, but also affect ecosystems, their components and services; individuals, their wellbeing and development, and the communities and societies with which they interact in various times and spaces.
The combination of materials is one of the main drivers of a fashion brand's environmental footprint and has major implications for climate change, waste and biodiversity, and can cause up to two-thirds of the total impacts generated by a garment in terms of water, energy and land use, as well as its emissions and waste to air.
Thinking about the material mix and optimizing it to meet the needs and performance of each product can significantly reduce the environmental footprint of a collection.
At FASTLOVE we believe that our mission to address the great social, economic and environmental challenges facing our societies begins with taking care of the materials we work with, and with which everyone on our team works, and so we have developed a Textile Strategy that allows us to address the climate challenges that fashion must respond to.
To do this, we work toavoid the generation of waste, decarbonise
textile supply and eliminate thefollowing impacts:
Toxicity on humans and natural ecosystems of those substances used during the production process. Predominant throughout the production chain.
Emissions of greenhouse gases. Prevalent in the manufacturing phases.
Environmental damage to water availability for human health, ecosystem quality, and resources. Prevalent in the raw materials phase.
Use of natural resources at a faster rate than their regeneration, prevalent in the raw materials phase and during their manufacture.
Increased concentration of nutrients in a lake or any body of water, often due to leakage of nutrients from the soil, causing dense growth of marine plant life and death of living organisms due to lack of oxygen. Prevalent in the raw material phase.
Sports Bra, Basic Rib, Square Neck Bra, Basic Legging, Biker Short and Culotte short:
They are composed of 96% Q-Nova, a recycled polyamide made in Italy by Fulgar from the mechanical processing of pre-consumer waste polyamide 6,6 (PA66), and 4% elastane (from South Korea), to give extra elasticity and comfort. All this, made using Seamless technology to achieve a unique garment that adapts to your body without generating waste.
They are composed of 56% Q-Nova, a recycled polyamide made in Italy by Fulgar from the mechanical processing of pre-consumer waste polyamide 6.6 (PA66), 40% Polyester and 4% elastane (from South Korea), to give extra elasticity and comfort. All this, made using Seamless technology to achieve a unique garment that fits your body without generating waste.
Composed of 50% pre-consumer recycled cotton and 50% post-consumer recycled polyester, resulting in a resistant canvas fabric that, made in a social workshop in the Valencian Community, is then screen-printed with water-based inks with low environmental impact.