According to data released in its annual report by the Global Fashion Agenda in conjunction with the Boston Consulting Group, The Pulse of the Fashion Industry, the mix of materials that make up a fashion product can reduce its environmental and social impact by up to 50%.
The life cycle
For FASTLOVE, this is both a challenge and an opportunity, and so at the beginning of each drop we analyse all the possible impacts of each of the materials we want to work with and select them to ensure that they are the best possible material for our garment.
In the Seamless capsule, the main material is undoubtedly the Q-Nova, a polyamide 6.6 regenerated by Fulgar mechanically from pre-consumer leftovers of the same material that come from the main production cycle of the company and that, since they cannot be reused in any other way, would have to be disposed of externally as waste.
In order to certify the reduction of its impact, Q-nova has an LCA study that has recently led this fibre to be included in the HIGG Index and that compares it with similar materials. It certifies that Q-nova produces 45% less CO2 and 39% less water consumption in its manufacture compared to conventional polyamide.
It is also certified and complies with the criteria of the Global Recycle Standard (GRS), the European ECOLABEL EU system and the OEKO-TEX STD 100 CLASS I system, which you can read more about in our post about certifications.
Among its most valued qualities are its lightness, greater than that of cotton or polyester in equal conditions; its breathability, which makes it ideal for use in sports products as it keeps the skin dry and fresh; and its colour fastness to washing, as Q-Nova has been designed to obtain maximum dyeing performance and the products made of it have the same levels of fastness as those made of virgin polyamide.
If you want to know more about this material in depth, don't miss the following video: