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Ternua eliminates PFCs from A/W '18 clothing range

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Oct '18
Courtesy:  Ternua
Courtesy: Ternua
The outdoor brand Ternua is going green with the complete removal of PFCs from the clothing range for autumn/winter (A/W) 2018/19. For the next spring/summer 2019, the brand will launch a collection of backpacks and travel accessories made with recycled fabrics, also PFC-free. The next focus is on a 100 per cent PFC-free textile and accessories collection.

In 2009, the company began to take steps towards eliminating PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) / PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) from its water repellent finishes, but it was in 2015 that it completely eliminated PFOA / PFOS from its products. A year later, 80 per cent of its garments were already PFC free. Today, 100 per cent of the textile collection for winter 2018 is treated with fluorocarbon-free water-repellency treatments, Ternua said in a press release.

"We are a small brand and every change takes a lot of effort. We have had to search, research and contact many suppliers to continue offering the same technology but in an environmentally-friendly way.  We also wanted to continue working with top fabric brands but due to their larger size, they were slower than us in this regard. We have been incorporating new fabrics, perhaps not as well-known as others, but with the technical level that we need, so they were aligned with us being PFC-free. We have also been doing a lot of work with top brands to accelerate their processes of elimination of harmful substances in their water repellency finishes. Finally, we adopted them and, most importantly, did in a short period of time," Edu Uribesalgo, Ternua’s director of innovation and sustainability. (RR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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