My campaign – DO US GOOD leggings by SHALMIAK – has just been launched at Mesenaatti.me – a reward based crowdfunding service in Finland! This campaign combines so many great things – functional garments, tolerance and respect for nature.
We have just got our first funders… who will be next?!
DO US GOOD is about having something fantastic for yourself and doing something good for others.
It is finally time to share something new! I am proud to say that SHALMIAK is the first company in Finland working with this fantastic new innovative material – truly sustainable polyamide fabric with enhanced biodegradability!
Polyamide fabric is often used on sportswear due to its strength and high elasticity. It also dries quickly and wicks away moisture caused by perspiration during workout. Garments made of polyamide are soft and comfortable but unfortunately they aren’t neccessarily the most eco-friendly option. The biodegradation process of conventional polyamide can take decades or even centuries. This means that when garments made of conventional polyamide are discarded they will remain and contaminate our environment for a very long time.
Amni Soul Eco® – developed in Brasil by Rhodia-Solvay group – is the first biodegradable polyamide yarn in the world. Amni Soul Eco®’s secret is its enhanced polyamide 6.6 formula which enables garments to quickly decompose after they are disposed in landfills. Garments made of Amni Soul Eco® dissapears from the planet almost completely in less than five years – drastically reducing the environmental impact and the amount of waste left to future generations. And while Amni Soul Eco® breaks down into organic matter and biogas when disposed in landfills it can also be exploited as new environmental resources and used for heat and power production.
The decomposition process of Amni Soul Eco® fabrics start only when the garment is discarded and reaches the landfill having contact with micro-organisms existing in this anaerobic environment. Therefore garments made of Amni Soul Eco® don’t decompose after standard use and are as durable as garments made of conventional polyamide fabrics.
Also the production process of Amni Soul Eco® respects the environment. This care for the planet is present in the reuse of water used in its manufacturing process and in the reduction of greenhouse gases which are treated prior to being released in the environment – preserving the ozone layer and nature.
Amni Soul Eco® is also Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 1 certified that guarantees the absence of substances that could harm the health of adults, children and babies.
In addition to the ecological and sustainable properties Amni Soul Eco offers advantages such as
– Soft touch
– Extreme comfort
– Moisture absorption
– Easy washing
– Fast drying
With garments made of Amni Soul Eco® you can look good and feel great and at the same time make a contribution to the environment and keep it safer for future generations.
Now SHALMIAK offers some of its most popular designs on this great material! Don’t miss out!