Renewable Cycle Fibers
The Beech tree, better known as the “forest mother", has a wood considered as a "unique raw material" in the fiber industry, being certified as compostable and biodegradable in industrial, domestic, soil and marine conditions. Besides being friendly to the planet and our bodies, Beech is extremely resistant to plagues, pests and diseases. It grows by the process of multiplication via "rejuvenation", which means that the trees grow by themselves, without the need for planting or irrigation - what makes its forests fully sustainable resources. In practice, this means that the ecological balance in its forests is constant, where the Beech trees work as a kind of "protective shields" against natural dangers. It is also a reservoir of drinking water, a place for leisure and a natural habitat for animals and plants.
The manufacturer's Reuse Units allow the raw material used in the production of Faia fibers to be reused in various ways, being considered a "Renewable Cycle" fabric. This characteristic has made the manufacturer a world reference in terms of recycling management. The technology employed in its production uses oxygen-based chemistry, being recognised as a 100% ecological and renewable production cycle "from the pulp to the fiber".
As other sustainable alternatives that make part of our production, the Faia fiber fabric is produced from a production chain that controls C02, including articles with outstanding environmental indices in their production cycles. This guarantees sustainability and traceability from the origin of the raw material to the final production of the textile yarn. Faia wood fiber is carbon neutral, and its production cycle is considered a closed circuit, as it results in recoverable energy and subproducts extracted from the complete reuse of the wood used for its production.
The manufacturer's sophisticated biorefinery process ensures that 100% of the wood constituents are used to produce dissolved wood pulp (the most important raw material in the production of these botanically sourced fibers) and biorefinery products, including bio-based materials and bioenergy. This action maximises value creation from an environmental perspective economy. Production processes are optimised for the extraction of subproducts such as acetic acid, xylose and sodium sulphate, later used for the production of food, glass and many others. The remaining residues from the wood are used to generate energy in thermal power plants at the same factory where the fibers are produced, allowing this production chain to be totally "Zero Waste".
The sustainable fabric produced from Beech provides garments with extreme softness and smoothness, as well as great durability. Through its body temperature regulating properties, the clothes made with these fibers guarantee extra comfort derived from the absorption and liberation of humidity. This allows the body temperature to be maintained constant, giving a feeling of fresh and dry skin.
Beech fibers are dyed using an innovative technology that results in an attractive coloration, endowed with vibrant colours and less prone to fading, even after repeated washing and drying cycles. This ecologically responsible technology offers long-lasting colour stability and design flexibility in textiles, characteristics that have promoted its certification with the internationally recognised "EU Ecolabel". This is a certificate of environmental excellence awarded to products that meet high environmental standards throughout their life cycle: from raw material extraction to production, distribution and disposal. This label promotes the circular economy, both by encouraging producers to generate less waste and CO2 during production processes and also by establishing incentive criteria for companies to develop durable products that are easy to repair and recycle.