Fristads launches world’s first environmentally declared high visibility collection in 4-way stretch

The Swedish workwear manufacturer Fristads continues to lead the way in sustainability by launching their second environmentally declared high visibility collection – made of sustainable 4-way stretch. The collection is ideal for workers within road, building & construction, transport and logistics.

“It feels fantastic to be able to launch two environmentally declared high visibility collections in the same year. These are the most comprehensive sustainably produced collections in Fristads’ range so far,” Fristads’ Product Director Lena Bay Højland said.

Earlier this year workwear manufacturer Fristads announced that they will launch two environmentally declared high visibility collections during 2022. The first one, Fristads’ GPLU collection, was launched in January and has been received very well by the customers. While the Fristads GPLU collection is made of organic cotton and polyester from recycled PET bottles, the new Fristads GSTP collection is made with full 4-way stretch from bio-based and recycled materials.

The Fristads Green High Visibility collections consist of a wide range of garments making it possible for professional workers within road, building & construction, transport and logistics to dress from top to toe in high visibility garments with lower environmental impact – without compromising on safety or quality.

Leading the way in sustainability
Fristads has a long-term goal to lead the workwear industry when it comes to sustainability and broke new ground when it launched the world’s first environmentally declared clothing collection Fristads Green in 2019. All Fristads Green products have an Environmental Product Declaration, an EPD, showing the garment’s total impact on the environment, from construction and material choices to waste and transports.

“I’m proud of the fact that we are the first company that now can offer more sustainable workwear to this large and important group of professional users, and that we continue to work with such a transparent tool as the EPD, showing the garments’ total impact on the environment. Good work clothes should protect people, but not at unnecessary expense of the environment,” said Anders Hülse, Managing Director at Fristads.

This is the fourth Fristads Green collection to be released. Since the launch of the first environmentally declared collection for craftsmen, the Fristads Green concept has been expanded to include garments for service and industry as well as outer garments. The plan is to offer environmentally declared Fristads Green garments in all product segments.

Facts: This is Fristads Green High Visibility
Fristads Green High Visibility consists of two collections, GPLU and GSTP. The Fristads Green High Visibility collections meet a growing demand for high-vis clothing in the transportation and construction industries. They are also ideal for workers in road construction, maintenance and service. The Fristads GPLU collection is made of organic cotton and polyester from recycled PET bottles. ​​​​​​​The Fristads GSTP collection is made with full 4-way stretch from bio-based and recycled materials and is available in three colour combinations, a wide size range and several women’s models.

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