Our circular approach
Design & sourcing
The creation of circular products begins in the design and sourcing phase, where crucial decisions are made about raw materials that define the product’s lifespan and environmental profile.
We work hard to ensure that raw materials and components meet our strict quality and environmental requirements. Gabriel requirements exceed applicable laws and regulations, reflect market demands as well as the demands of international labelling systems such as STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, EU Ecolabel and Cradle to Cradle Certified®.
Sustainable materials – wool & recycled polyester
We use sustainable natural fibres, polyester and recycled polyester for our fabrics. With its unique functional and aesthetic properties wool is our preferred natural fibre. It offers superior comfort and exceptional durability and keeps its attractive appearance over time. The high-quality wool for Gabriel fabrics comes from New Zealand sheep that are given optimal care.
Our preferred man-made fibre is polyester. Polyester is extremely versatile, durable and offers superior stretch and upholstery properties. To strengthen our sustainable performance, we continue to increase our use of recycled polyester. Recycled polyester offers the same technical and aesthetic performance as virgin polyester but has a smaller impact on the environment.