Vegan / Sustainable

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. 

VEGAN FRIENDLY

We find pointless the use of archaic materials such as leather, an activity that causes the slaughter of millions of animals every day. Andromeda clothing uses only animal-free fabrics. That means, our products are entirely vegan. We are the only 100% vegan motorcycle clothing brand.

LEATHERS HYDRIC FOOTPRINT

According to the data provided by Fluence, 1,890,000 litres of water are needed to raise one cow, 103,950 litres (5.5%) out of 1,890,000 are considered to be for leather*. According to their calculations, about 6kg of leather are produced per head, in other words, each kilo of leather requires approximately 17,000 litres of water. This amount is confirmed by the Water Footprint Network.

*fluencecorp.com/water-use-in-the-leather-industry

On the other hand, in the manufacture of our synthetic leather fabric only 30 liters are used per kilo. That is, 566 times less. We also avoid the slaughter of millions of animals (a fundamental pillar of our brand philosophy).

CO2 EMISSIONS

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 1.0 1011 kg CO2 equivalent.

AT ANDROMEDA, WE ARE FOCUSED
ON MORE SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING
PRODUCTION

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.

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.

SHIPMENTS

Our shipments are DHL GoGreen certified, so we neutralize all emissions.

CHROME FREE

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.

PRESENT AND FUTURE

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.