FABRIC & FOAMS
Our vision at Teosport gives us the unique opportunity to evaluate each product and truly dig into the processes involved with the production process. In this way, we can see our environmental protection efforts in action. Everything from individual products to the methods in which we work them is measured against a high standard. This includes an analysis of our fabrics and foams, and in-house processes such as our laminating techniques.
To further prove our dedication to these standards, Teosport submits these processes and products to Centro Tessile Cotoniero Institute for certification. A detailed analysis of all fabrics and final products is made with comprehensive laboratory tests to guarantee that our products do not contain substances that may be damaging to public health. We are proud to boast that we have had this procedure in place since 2003, and have the subsequent annual Oeko-Tex certificates to assure the eco-consciousness of our company.
The textile production process requires that the fabrics are treated with different chemical substances. These can include stabilizers, acids, salts, oxidants, flame-retardants and dyes. Each of these treatments are potentially harmful substances that can easily leave residues on clothing, such as arsenic, nickel, chromium, copper, cadmium, lead, mercury, formaldehyde, and allergenic dyes. This is why all of the fabrics and foams that make up Teosport products are put on the market exclusively following the Oeko-Tex certification requirements.
ECOFRIENDLY – RECYCLE BIODEGRODABLE FABRICS
In the past few years, Teosport has revisited and revised all product processes while ensuring that all of the technical aspects of the products are respected.
Teosport has been working for years to guarantee maximum technicality with a minimal environmental impact. We have even created a range of products that has been made from recycled fishing nets recovered from the sea, as well as a series of fabrics from biodegradable yarns.
Recent research has shown that around 8 million tons of waste end up at sea every year, including 640 thousand tons of abandoned fishing nets (FAO and UNEP). This alarming data are indicators for a future where in the sea could contain more rubbish than fish. We must totally change our approach. It is necessary to respect nature and constantly reflect on the fact that the resources provided by our planet are limited. We need awareness. We need a change.
Since 2016 these “phantom nets” have, in collaboration with Sportwear Argentona, inspired TeoSport to develop this new functional fabric for athletic wear. We fully support this initiative that encourages a healthy recycling program and supports Healthy Seas, the company who conducts this ocean-cleaning project.
The recovered fishing nets, together with other materials, are delivered to a regeneration facility, where, thanks to a sophisticated and complex recycling process, they are regenerated in a new polyester thread that can boast the same quality as the virgin polyester, which is produced by weaving non-renewable fossil raw materials.
The obtained yarn is used for high quality eco-sustainable fabrics, and is able to ensure the same performance as the fabrics made with a standard polyester.