Material & production
Trace the products and see how they are made.
At LODENFREY, we are working on building a transparent and environmentally conscious supply chain .
We always act responsibly from the fiber to the hanger and try to be in harmony with people, animals and the environment. Our credo is to use fewer resources than regrowth and to use up raw materials completely or to recycle them.
The world has to move fast to make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change.
In order to achieve our sustainability goals - and to behave responsibly towards our customers - we have set ourselves far-reaching goals: To avoid chemical substances as much as possible and to use substances made from natural, renewable raw materials . We also want to switch to regenerative energy throughout the value chain and minimize the use of new plastic . Large-scale changes seldom happen quickly, but we are making rapid and promising strides towards our goals. Our values...
The role of wool
90% of the textiles produced worldwide can be traced back to synthetic - i.e. petroleum-based - man-made fibers. The practical function and the cheap procurement of the fibers are often in the foreground, while the catastrophic consequences for the environment are neglected: Synthetic materials are neither degradable, nor can they be easily recycled. When choosing fabrics, we largely do without synthetic textiles, but rely on the function of natural fibers and have been using loden for almost 200 years. More about the loden
Wool - the basis of our collection
Since the company's success is based on the development of the first water-repellent loden fabric, we use the natural product in many ways. Loden, made from sheep's wool, is the first functional material developed and a material that is functional by nature. Here you can learn more about the loden
The loden in our collection comes from producers in Bavaria and Austria . The cloth factory Mehler in Bavaria is the oldest textile company in Germany and produces durable woolen fabrics. The wool comes from South America, South Africa, New Zealand or from local Bavarian sheep and this is how we ensure that the wool is mulesing-free. Leichtfried Loden is a fully integrated wool factory and specializes in the production of the finest loden with 100% certified mulesing-free merino wool from Australian farmers. With the new Acquastop technology, the loden has a water- and stain-repellent finish and still retains its luxurious feel.
The collection is rounded off by a playful corduroy mix. Our cord comes from Italy and embodies Italian excellence and shows the special craft with textiles. The cord is made from cotton and our producer is part of the Better Cotton Initiative to strengthen sustainable cotton production .
We obtain our viscose lining from an Öko Tex certified company. Viscose is made from plant residues and is therefore environmentally friendly and sustainable. For the further processing of the viscose, however, chemical substances are necessary, which can lead to environmental pollution. Our supplier is subject to strict European directives that regulate and monitor the use of chemicals in order to protect nature.
Since animal welfare is very important to us , we do not use down . Instead, we use cotton that is made from 100% recycled polyester. The Austrian company is Ökotex certified.
We obtain our accessories, such as buttons and zippers, from German and Italian suppliers who comply with all country-specific regulations.
All of our products are made in Europe. We have our own factory in Oradea, Romania, near the Hungarian border. In this way we can ensure that our products are manufactured under fair working conditions . In our own production, we adhere to all legal regulations and EU directives. We are not satisfied with minimum standards, but always try to significantly exceed them.
We pay fair wages above the statutory minimum wage so that all of our employees can live on their income.
Our entire production process is designed to conserve resources as much as possible and consistently excludes pollutants and toxic chemicals . The short transport routes also ensure a low ecological footprint.