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Freudenberg shoe components certified to GRS

Company’s materials are widely used by leading global sports brands.

20th May 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Weinheim, Germany


Freudenberg Performance Materials has completed the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification process for its nonwoven shoe components manufactured in Asia.

All Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb sites were certified by Control Union Certifications and the company is therefore a confirmed supplier of sustainable shoe components. These include strobel insoles made of 100% recycled polyester which are lightweight, binder-free and generate low waste during cutting.

The GRS certification recognises the share of recycled materials in Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb’s eyelet reinforcements and lightweight strobels. This enables the supplier to support customers in calculating the total amount of recycled material in shoes. The company’s GRS-certified materials are widely used by leading global sport brands, especially in running and lifestyle shoes, to support functional strength.

Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb has been using recycled raw materials in its products since it was established in 1987. The manufacturer is one of the very few technical textile suppliers in the market to recycle polyester waste from its own production processes as pre-consumer recycled polyester, ensuring correct recycling records and material quality. Today, all of its materials are made from post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled polyester.

GRS is an international and voluntary standard developed by Textile Exchange and managed by the non-profit organisation.

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