Our overarching mission is to actively preserve a world worth living in.
Our mission is simple: to create simplistic, functional, and sustainable activewear. Crafted ethically, sustainably, and responsibly. It sounds simple, yet the harm that the fashion industry causes to our planet is astonishing, and people looking to purchase responsibly don’t have many choices. We are that choice.
At Fjörgym, we believe in values deeper than our pockets, and in doing business better: better for our customers and better for our planet. We believe in being a brand people can be proud to wear, because change isn’t an option: it’s a responsibility.
How do we do what we do...
Our manufacturer is the only to be awarded for fulfilling all the Indonesia Government’s regulations on the treatment of employees, waste disposal & sanitation.
Employees are paid 13 months’ salary a year, receive free family medical insurance, a fresh and healthy cooked meal is provided for lunch every day, double wages for overtime & working conditions on-par to western standards.
They ensure that any left-over fabric scraps are donated to local charity-based groups who re-make them into saleable goods.
We respect people as much as we respect the planet. Only sustainable and recycled will do. We use the most eco friendly materials whilst also maintaining performance and durability.
An environmentally-friendly material made entirely from post-consumer PET. Removing plastic bottles from the ocean, breaking them down into tiny pieces, cleaning them, melting, and turned into new fabric!
Polyester accounts for more than 65% of the fibres used in the textile and apparel industry, which means that employing recycling it is crucial!
Compared to virgin polyester it:
1. Generates 79% less CO2 emissions
2. Uses 84% less water
3. Uses 70% less energy
We use compostable poly bags and shippings bags. Why? Because we don't have the right to compromise at the expense of our planet, that's why.
Shipping Bags & Poly Bags
comPOST Packs are made from totally biodegradable and compostable materials; corn starch, PLA (synthesised from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). PLA (Polylactide) is a bio-based, biodegradable material made from renewable plant material (starches such as corn husks, rice straw and wheat straw).
The most sustainable option for end users once finished with a comPOST Pack is to put it in with their food scraps and garden waste. They will break down within months in a compost environment in a non-toxic process.
We also Plant Mangrove Trees
In partnership with SettleUp Earth, one Mangrove Tree is planted for every unit sold to you! But why mangrove trees?
Well, Mangroves were chosen to maximise the impact of tree planting. Mangroves are special because:
1. They have the most productive and biologically diverse ecosystems in the world
2. Their extensive root network protects the soil from coastal erosion
3. They support both aquatic ecosystems as well as those above ground
4. The extensive root network make them among the best land-based species for natural removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
Not to mention the project itself in Mozambique supports the local community and 10 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 🌍