LEATHER IMPACT AND OUR ALTERNATIVE
The repercussion of leather on the environment is quite significant. According to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition's "The Higg Index" the impact of most leathers is set at 159 points while other materials such as polyester or cotton have a score of 44 and 98 respectively. This score for leather is mainly because of the effect of global warming, pollution and the large amount of water used.
On the other hand, in the manufacture of our synthetic leather fabric only 30 liters are used per kilo. That is, 566 times less.
According to the article "Carbon and energy footprint analysis of tannery wastewater treatment: A Global overview" the emissions caused due to the industrial process of leather and the treatment of the wastewater per year are considered to be around .
We find pointless the use of archaic materials such as leather. Andromeda clothing uses only animal-free fabrics. That means, our products are entirely vegan. We are the only 100% vegan motorcycle clothing brand.
In our production, we drastically reduce the use of water, also leaving a low carbon footprint during production and life cycle. The fabrics are produced in standardized factories with sustainable agreements, so the filtration of chemicals into underground water wells is avoided. In terms of durability, unlike fast-fashion we offer long life products.
We put our focus on creating products with great performance and great durability. If you are going to buy something we want them to continue to perform season after season. With long-life products, we consume less and therefore achieve a lower impact on the environment.
Did you know that the use of chrome is very common during the leather tanning process? This is not only harmful to the ecosystem, but there are people who are allergic to skin contact. At Andromeda we do not use materials of animal origin, so our products do not contain this heavy metal.
We support and are convinced that electric vehicles, more than the future, are the present. Proof of this is Formula E, in addition to the increase in options in electric cars and motorcycles.
Our shipments are DHL GoGreen certified, so we neutralize all emissions.