Did you know there are natural alternatives to plastic and metal?

The young company FluidSolids® from Zurich makes it possible

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How's that work?

With raw materials from industrial waste of renewable raw materials such as nut shells, wood fibers from the wood industry, corncobs, cardboard, hemp fibers or paper, you have managed to produce a biocomposite that is extremely stable, sustainable and 100% home compostable. To the cellulose fibers still fillers as well as an organic binder, which accumulates in the agriculture and the food industry as residue, are added.

That means you can throw it into your compost and it will decompose within months without any pollutants polluting the environment.

The miracle material can be injection moulded and in the end it's hard as a bone.

Whether as components, accessories such as clothes hangers or as furniture parts, there are no limits to their use. Production is carried out by injection moulding, so no other environmentally harmful materials such as glue or screws are required for production.
For example, the young company FluidSolids® develops socks hangers / hooks for the company DillySocks.

The colourful socks from DillySocks in the coloured gift boxes
The sock hook from FluidSolids® is 100% compostable
Sustainable socks throughout the cycle
They bring new designs again and again
The three founders (from left to right Fabian Knup, Sean Pfister and Claudio Lumbiarres)
The specialists in the factory ensure a high quality product with the correct settings.

DillySocks - Swiss design and sustainably produced in Portugal

DillySocks also cares a lot about Mother Earth, which is why they attach great importance to the sustainability of their products. For some time now you have been using only OEKO TEX Standard 100 yarn to make your socks. This label gives both the consumer and yourself the assurance that your raw material comes from sustainable production and that the colouring is subject to the same strict guidelines.

Especially in Packaging, where you saw your greatest potential for improvement, you have made enormous progress. From autumn 2019, in addition to their paper tags, which are already made from recycled paper, they will exclusively use PLA bags for their packaging, which consist of lactic acid and can be composted. In addition, as already mentioned above, their FluidSolids hangers are also made of a material that decomposes itself in nature and therefore does not pollute our environment at all.

Sustainability at Dilly Socks is environmentally friendly and social

However, DillySocks' definition of sustainability is not limited to reducing environmental impact. They would also like to get involved socially and support the community. On the one hand you make sure in your family business in Portugal that the workers there are paid a fair wage and on the other hand you produce your dillys together with the Pigna Foundation. These sock monkeys are made from DillySock's past productions by people with a disability. This way you can give them a daily structure and an opportunity to do regular work.

You have not yet achieved the goal of being a sustainable and environmentally conscious company that has little or no impact on the environment, but you are very keen to collaborate and innovate to achieve this goal step by step.

Every day, the Pigna Foundation gives old sock designs a new life as sock monkeys.

www.dillysocks.com, www.fluidsolids.com

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