At V. FRAAS, we have always believed that actions speak louder than words.
From water-saving production to innovative recycling ideas, acting responsibly has been second nature for us for many years. That is why sustainability, in all its variations, runs like a green thread through our entire company. And with us, it not only feels good, it also looks good.
In cooperation with Climate Partner, FRAAS supports a rainforest protection project in the Amazon in combination with regional engagement in Europe. In addition, a hydropower project in Virunga (D.R. Congo). This investment protects one of the oldest national parks in Africa - home to the highly endangered mountain gorillas.
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Beauty is created from sustainable yarn and passion. Our sustainable collection features recycled materials (post-consumer) and materials from renewable and sustainable sources. Recycled polyester, recycled cotton, recycled wool, recycled viscose and FSC viscose, lyocell (Tencel) and much more are used.
Where beauty is reborn.
We process recycled materials that are reborn as new accessories. This is how scarves and shawls from FRAAS make the world a little more beautiful.
Each item made from recycled fibres does not just preserve resources, avoid waste and protect the environment; it also gives the wearer a clean conscience.
An incredible transformation.
In nature, caterpillars transform into beautiful butterflies; at FRAAS, empty P.E.T. bottles are made into colourful fabric. This recycled polyester results in an energy saving of up to 53 per cent in comparison to conventional production and can itself, be recycled too.
New from old.
Have you ever thought about what will happen to your favourite sweater when it wears out? Perhaps it will become a scarf! FRAAS gives wool and cashmere a new lease on life. These valuable materials are sorted by colour, unravelled into fibres and spun into new yarns.
The best of the rest.
For every T-shirt made, there is leftover fabric. What happens to it? FRAAS has the answer. Leftover material from fabric production is used as the basis for brand-new fashion. Cotton, for example, is sorted by colour, shredded and spun into yarn to make new fabric.
Humanity and profit do not have to be at odds with each other. On the contrary: we believe that humanity is the prerequisite for success. A motivating work environment, safe working conditions and striving to ensure that things always go "well" for our employees play the central role in this.
It goes without saying that we comply with all obligations required of us by German labour law to create safe and healthy working conditions.
We do this not out of obligation, but out of conviction.
Our German production facility actively applies SMETA audits every year to demonstrate our social responsibility performance. Many individual customer audits are carried out each year, which are passed without fail.
We obtain 100% of our energy consumption from "regenerative" resources. In this way, we do our part to stop the overexploitation of our earth and avoid CO2. FRAAS is certified according to ISO 50001, which obliges us to constantly review and improve our energy processes (certified by TÜV/SGS). Our energy consumption has been reduced by 20% in recent years. More than €500,000 has been invested in this.
Our exhaust gases are strictly controlled on a regular basis to comply with German legislation. Investments in modern equipment help to significantly undercut limit values.
Water / waste water:
Our finishing plant uses its own wells on our property to minimise public drinking water consumption. Our dyeing plant and associated laundry do not use hazardous chemicals that are harmful to the health of our employees. Waste water is regularly checked for pollutants and discharged into the public (German) sewage system.
The long-term goal is to further minimize the already low CO2 emissions of our products. The aim is to achieve further reductions in energy consumption, the complete reuse of packaging materials, a comprehensive minimization of the use of plastic packaging, a transformation of the vehicle fleet, etc.