Materials

Our materials are only manufactured by sustainable, green textile companies that hold excellent environmental award-winning credentials.

ECONYL ® is a regenerated fabric created from waste materials, such as plastic nets and industrial plastic, recovered from landfills and oceans. When sorted and cleaned, this waste is regenerated and recycled right back to its original purity –– to a virgin nylon state. It is then processed into textile yarn for the fashion and interior industries. Manufactured in Europe, for every 10,000 tons of ECONYL ® raw material, 57,000 tonnes of CO2 eq. Emissions are avoided, reducing the global warming impact of nylon production by up to 80% when compared with material fabricated from oil. Furthermore, ECONYL ® can be recycled at the end of its life to enter once more into the regeneration system and be redesigned and redeveloped for modern living. On this path, the circular life cycle of the ECONYL ® material is continued.

Each product is endorsed with the 100% Econyl ® regenerated label.

Cactus Leather

Cactus Leather 


We use bio-based cactus leather from Desserto®, which is a biodegradable cactus leather. In 2019 they successfully created this sustainable and environmentally friendly organic biodegradable leather made from cactus. This innovation met the most rigorous commercial quality standards and has won many global awards, such as: Peta-approved vegan, Dakks Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle, USDA Organic, Green Product Award 2020, Phthalate-free, EU reach compliance, SGS ISO 900 approved, Oko Garantie BCS and material Connexion Seal of Material excellence. We are proud to be one of a few companies to be the first to use this material in our collection.

Packaging

Our packaging is FSC certified (certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which means it meets the "gold standard" ethical production) and is produced by Smurfit Kappa in Ireland, we use dissolvable cornstarch pellets in all our packaging and all our labels are made from recycled paper.

All packaging includes information about the products and the story behind the AOIFE® brand sustainability project.

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