F-ABRIC will biodegrade completely within around a couple of months if you throw it on the compost. All it takes to let it rot in heaven without leaving residues is a damp, warm compost heap – and a little help from the busy inhabitants of the pile.
FOR THE COMPOST - OR FOR ETERNITY
. To make this possible, we had to develop from natural materials not only the fabrics but also theselvage,theshirtbuttonsaswellasthelabel.Totop it all, by contrast to industry standards, FREITAG even uses a biodegradable sewing thread. The single exception: the pants button. For a long time we searched in vain for a resilient biodegradable but- ton. Now the F-button is made of metal – and thanks to the self-developed screw-cap (patent pending!), it can be used for ever and ever on all pants.
Margreth Freitag is Markus’s godmother and the lady who introduced the family to the art of composting. While Markus and Daniel can still recall the reluctance with which they used to carry the bucket full of kitchen waste to the garden, there’s no denying that Margreth’s lesson stuck with them. The source of the F-ABRIC cycle is therefore Margreth Freitag.
THE CYCLE OF F-ABRIC
If you want to make biodegradable clothing in your own neighborhood, you’ve got to go back to the beginning of the development process and start with the fibers. In our quest for the right raw materials, we ran into two old acquaintances and one new one.