All the resources that go into F-abric are grown on European soil without harming it or demanding excessive amounts of water, according to the firm.
Looks like Freitag managed to rein in its supply-chain footprint, as well. “Compared to the production processes of more common textiles, the journey from fiber to finished product is just a short trip for F-abric, since all of the production stages take place within a 2500-kilometer radius of our factory in Zurich,” it says.
But form requires function, and so Freitag tapped a band of textile experts to design garments that would hold up to the rigors factory life and still look good.
After several months of testing—the consensus was “very wearable!”—Freitag unveiled its inaugural F-abric collection, consisting of a work pant, a work dress, both short- and long-sleeve T-shirts for men and women, and, true to its roots, a backpack.
In the end, Freitag created F-abric because “no one likes to wear toxic clothing.” The entire line, which conforms to the highest Oeko-Tex standard, contains so few chemicals, you could “even swaddle a baby in it without having to worry at all,” it says.
And because F-abric garments, including their threads and selvage, are 100 percent compostable, end-of-life disposal is a cinch. “A piece of clothing thus becomes fertile soil for new raw materials and the cycle continues,” Freitag says.