Sustainability

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. 

LEATHERS HYDRIC FOOTPRINT

According to the data provided by Fluence, 1,890,000 litres of water are needed to raise one head of cattle, 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

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 SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING
100% VEGAN

For the reasons mentioned above, we find pointless the use of archaic materials such as leather. Andromeda clothing uses only animal-free fabrics. That means, our products are 100% vegan.

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.

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. 

SHIPMENTS

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