ABOUT ACBC MATERIALS
ACBC is both a direct-to-consumer as well as a Consultancy brand.
SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION are the two words that our R&D team have in mind while developing new "responsible" materials with the aim of changing the fashion and footwear industry. ACBC is the first and only B Corp in Italy in the footwear segment and has impacted over a 1MIL products in the last two years thanks to the over 40 partnerships with brands in the Fashion, Sportswear and Athletics system.
ACBC RESPONSIBLE PATENT MATERIAL
Our mission is to change the market and for this reason we have decided to share our Responsible Patent Material.
We believe in developing more responsible products without compromising performance and aesthetics of the product, always having the lowest impact as possible in the environment.
FreeBio™ by ACBC is a family of leather alternative material technologies with responsible inputs derived from recycled polymers, bio-based and mineral fillers.
All products of the FreeBio™ family are animal free. In particular, responsible materials are combined with a PU binder to guarantee performance and, most importantly, durability.
Beyondplastic™ is an ACBC trademark of technologies that represent a responsible replacement for traditional fossil plastics.
Beyondplastic™ technologies come in soft and hard grades and are applicable to different product categories.
JuteFiber grows without the use of fertilizers and pesticides, it’s fully biodegradable and also recyclable. It’s growth relies on natural rainfall rather than irrigation systems and is has a high carbon sink CO2 capacity.
We use this for our shoelaces. As well as for manufacturing shopping bags, sandals.
Cork bark harvesting is a sustainable process as it increases the tree’s life span and boosts its CO2 absorption.
Natural cork is welded on a fabric cotton base and can be used as a material for shoe uppers, insoles, flip flops, gym carpets, water bottle plugs.
Cactus base is a bio-based alternative to leather with bio-synthesised molecules derived from starch and organic waste powder from cactus mixed with PU and laid on a fabric base.
Used for a production of shoe heel taps, details, accessories.
Applebase is a vegan alternative to leather made with apple food waste from the Tyrol region in north of Italy.
Apple waste acts as a bio-based filler for of the material and reduces the need of traditional fossil materials.
Used for a production of shoe details, accessories.
AlgaeFiber is a natural fiber made of kelp algae, one of the fastest growing renewable fibres on earth, and cellulose derived from FSC certified eucalyptus wood.
Used for production of lining.
HempFiber is a sustainable fiber. Hemp produces more fiber per acre and requires less water to grow compared to cotton, thus minimizing land-use change and water consumption.
Used for production of uppers of the shoes, lining, totebags.
ReCotton & Organic Cotton
ReCotton is made from pre and post-consumer recycled cotton fibers, the fiber to fiber technology is among all, at the centre of EU sustainable textiles development strategies and helps create a closed loop for fashion’s waste.
Organic Cotton is grown using methods that have a lower impact on the environment compared to standard Cotton. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture.
ReFoam is a circular material made of pre consumer recycled foam cut-offs derived from the productions of insoles. The recycled foam bits are glued together thanks to virgin PU. This technology aims at creating a 0 waste closed loop.
RePET is derived from post consumer recycled PET bottles. Using recycled polyester means saving a great amount of CO2 Compared to using virgin material and reduces the problem of plastic in landfills and oceans.
GrapeBase is a bio-based material derived from pomace, a vegetable raw material composed of the skins, seeds and stalks of the wine grape cluster.
Used for production of shoe uppers, heel taps, bags, accessories.