sustainability  Blueprint

SUSTAINABILITY IS A GIVEN IN EVERYTHING WE DO. WE HAVE BROKEN IT DOWN INTO THE BEST PRACTICES AND FIBERS WHEREBY WORKING TOWARDS REDUCING THE TOTAL CARBON FOOTPRINT.

Sustainable inputs are the first steps in the denim industry’s journey to realign itself in order to meet these significant sustainability goals. Starting in 2021, Freedom will only use recycled polyester, or recycled polyester with CiCLO®, a additive that enables synthetic, plastic-based fibers to act like natural fibers – making a inorganic compound break down like a organic compound and in just a fraction of the time of a conventional polyester or nylon. CiCLO® has the potential to redefine how we work with – and dispose of – synthetics by having plastic fibers degrade like plants. We will no longer use virgin polyester within our manufacturing process, unless by request. Freedom is on this journey with you. As we add new products, outline new processes and gather additional data and certifications, we will continue to update this sustainability brief. Please reach out for additional information on any of this information. Our goal at Freedom is to help you meet your goals — for today and for the future.

PROCESSES

WATER + ENERGY

We are committed to continue to lower our water footprint and to find solutions to help us recycle and recover as much water as possible. Our current recycled water rate is 42.5% and our average recycled water consumption is 6.4 liters/yard.

We are committed to continue to lower our water footprint and to find solutions to help us recycle and recover as much water as possible. Our current recycled water rate is 42.5% and our average recycled water consumption is 6.4 liters/yard.

We also have a recovery system that allows us to repurpose the remaining effluent from the manufacturing process so no wastewater is released into the environment.

Our factories are powered, in part, by renewable energy. Our solar fields generate 10.95 million kwh annually. That’s equivalent to the power needed to run 12,629 American homes for a month or 1,052 homes for a full year.

PRODUCTS

RECYCLED

Recycled Post Industrial Waste (PIW) Cotton Recycled Post Consumer Waste (PCW) Cotton GRS Recycled Polyester RCS Recycled Polyester Repreve® LYCRA® T400® EcoMade technology Ecomade LYCRA® EcoMade technology T166E LENZINGTM EcoVeroTM Coolmax® EcoMade technology Sorbtek® Trutemp365®

BIODEGRADABLE

CiCLO® polyester (virgin and recycled) CiCLO® nylon TencelTM Birla Viscose Eastman Acetate Lyocell PLA (Polylactic acid fiber) Modal

CELLULOSICS

TencelTM (closed loop) | LENZINGTM EcoVeroTM Modal (closed loop) | Lyocell  Birla Viscose | Sorona® | Eastman Acetate | PLA (Polylactic acid fiber) 

ECO CHEMICALS

DenimBlu Liquid Indigo (pre-reduced Indigo) Natural Indigo Aniline-Free Indigo

NATURAL

Organic Cotton BCI CottonHemp

certifications

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