Daniel and Markus Freitag had the idea of breathing new life into worn-out truck tarpaulins by making them into weatherproof, one-of-a-kind bags for individualists in the big city jungle. This ideology reflected the spirit of the times in 1993 and they have written an impressive success story
According to the two entrepreneurs, they looked for an option that would not require wasting resources, endless transport routes and excessive use of chemicals. The textiles had to be manufactured at fair conditions nearby and be suitable for wearing in the factory, as well as after work. Once they have been worn out, it should be possible to throw them on the compost, where they can biodegrade without any residues, with a clear conscience.
During the development of F-ABRIC, the company conducted its own composting tests on its factory roof garden. When it then came to the product launch, the brand searched for an institution, which could competently and independently provide evidence that its textiles are 100% biodegradable after unscrewing the metal buttons and the soil is not polluted with harmful substances after their decomposition. The experts of the Hohenstein Group offered a customised tool for these requirements, with its standardised soil-burying tests to determine the biodegradation.