Alternatives to materials of animal origin

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Today there are a multitude of alternatives to fur, leather, silk, wool and down, and the fashion industry and consumers who are aware can no longer ignore them.

Everyday new technologies and research bring us pleasant surprises once it comes to vegetable and synthetic fibers. The alternatives to fabrics and materials of animal origin can be natural (vegetable) or artificial and synthetic (man-made). Fortunately the fashion industry is becoming more careful and continually updating, and every year companies produce innovative materials with a low environmental impact that is completely Animal Free.

Among the main materials and fibers that are alternatives to animal ones:

Valid alternatives to FUR:
different types of fibers (for example, a polyester-cotton mix);
Valid alternatives to DOWN:
Thermore®, PrimaLoft®, Thimsulate™, Fibrefill®, Myform®, Hollifill®, Polarguard®, Tecnofill®, Plumtech®;
Valid alternatives to LEATHER:
Sisa® (Aequo®, Atelier®, Performa®, LAI-Porellina®), Viridis®, Vegetan®, Alcantara®, Softan®, Ligneah®
Valid alternatives to SILK:
Rayon, cotton satin, viscose;
Valid alternatives to WOOL:
Polartec®, Sympatex®, Ingeo™ Stratermic®;

The following are some examples of alternative materials that can be used to create articles of clothing and accessories:

BUSINESS FRIENDS

  • Cartina

    Italy

  • Fiscatech

    Italy

  • Fu(R)ture

    Italy

  • Life Materials

    Italy

  • Ligneah

    Italy

  • NANI'

    Italy

  • Panama Trimmings

    Italy

  • Pirovega

    Italy

  • SISA SpA

    Italy

  • TA LI

    Italy

  • VEENOFS

    UK

  • VeganShoes.it

    Italy

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