Fluorocarbons and their impact

February 21, 2024

In recent years, the fashion industry has been increasingly under scrutiny for its environmental impact. From water pollution to excessive waste, the traditional methods of garment production have taken a toll on our planet. Filium® is leading the change toward a more sustainable future by adopting innovative practices that prioritize environmental responsibility.

Filium®’s mission is a commitment to sustainability. One of the most significant ways to achieve this is by eliminating the use of fluorocarbons in the production process.

But what exactly are fluorocarbons, and why are they harmful to the planet?
Fluorocarbons are a group of synthetic chemicals commonly used in the textile industry to impart water, oil, and stain repellency to fabrics. While these properties may seem desirable on the surface, the environmental repercussions of fluorocarbon usage are severe. When garments treated with fluorocarbons are washed or disposed of, these chemicals leach into the environment, contaminating waterways and soil. Additionally, fluorocarbons are persistent organic pollutants (POPs), meaning they resist degradation and can persist in the environment for years, posing a threat to wildlife and human health.

By opting out of fluorocarbon usage in the production process, Filium® is consciously striving to lessen our environmental impact without resorting to harmful chemicals or sacrificing quality. This not only diminishes the release of toxic substances into the environment but also guarantees safer garments for consumers.

In a world where environmental conservation is more critical than ever, companies like Filium serve as a beacon of hope, demonstrating that it is possible to create high-quality apparel without compromising the health of our planet. By embracing a flurocarbon-free approach and embracing sustainable practices, Filium® is setting a new standard for the textile industry, paving the way for a brighter, greener future