Conducting a business with integrity and respect towards our environment and our personnel has always been a part of the Liebaert DNA. We believe ‘premium’ is a title that should be earned over and over again. It follows that our commitment should go beyond the boundaries of our own enterprise. Through our sustainable business development we try and show this commitment and make sure that the next generations are able to live in the same environment as we did.
Each year, we confidently invest over a million euro in cutting-edge technologies which help us decrease our ecologic footprint. But we don’t stop there, together with our suppliers we are constantly looking for ways to decrease our impact on the environment. That’s why we created our sustainable ECO fabrics made out of 100% recycled PA yarns. Today, Liebaert is one of the only companies in the industry to have an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certificate.
Our ECO fabrics are made out of RECONYLON, a Nylon yarn that is produced out of 100% pre-consumer waste and meets all our requirements in terms of sustainability and quality standards.
The RECONYLON yarn is GRS approved and generates only 53% of the CO2 emissions of a standard nylon 6 production. By combining this yarn with our unique expertise we were able to develop high quality and eco-friendly fabrics for different applications.
Our ECO fabrics can be found in all of our collections and across all our product groups.
Liebaert has its own water purification installation to purify the water used during our processes. The purified water meets the highest environmental requirements. Every year we purify around 133.000 cubic meters of water which is the equivalent of 1.1 million baths.
By purifying the mixture of air and oil that is created during our production process, we decrease our carbon dioxide emission to 0%. By Investing in new machinery and using the best raw materials on the market we are able to decrease our carbon footprint every year.
Our new production site is fitted with state of the art solar panels able to produce up to 250.000 KWH per year: Enough to provide 80 average-sized households of electricity for an entire year.
Every year multiple tons of paper, plastic and glass are recycled. We recently started a new project to re-use fabrics which contain small errors to make products, such as bags and laptop covers.
The lack of textile schools in Europe have had a huge impact on the European textile industry. We believe it’s our mission to continue to teach people the art of knitting and weaving to ensure the future of European textiles. For this reason we created the Liebaert training academy which concentrates on not only improving the skills of our talented staff, but teaching students and customers the complexity and beauty of our craft.
DECREASE WATER CONSUMPTION
Decrease our water consumption
by 6,6 million liters
Reduce our total waste
SLASH CARBON EMISSIONS
Slash down our carbon
emissions by 290 tons
Being able to provide 10%
of our products with
We believe that the high quality fabrics that Liebaert provides us and their incredible knowledge and professionalism have allowed us to immediately make a difference in the world of performance wear.
Liebaert has always been a long time partner for our company. Every season, their innovative materials and their reactive and creative team contributes to the quality of our products. An adventure which is not close from ending.
The Liebaert collections are the most creative in the knitting industry, their color ranges are always attractive and give a good vision of the season.
"The Liebaert company combines creativity with innovation and excellent quality. Their in-house designers have an excellent taste and their team is always ready to help us with new developments."
"Liebaert is one of those innovative companies that is constantly on the move. They go for the best, are always ahead of the trends and work with the latest technologies. No wonder we've been working with them since more than 20 years."
"Liebaert has been our preferred partner for decades. They understand how we think and what we need. Great to develop new things together!"
The last few months we have been massively investing in our medical range in order to develop fabrics that can be used in the battle against COVID-19 and sort-like viruses.
Camille Liebaert, founder of @rectoversosports and part of the fifth generation of Liebaert couldn’t believe what happened yesterday. Our Belgian Princess (and future queen) Elisab
Liebaert joins the fight against COVID-19 and starts the production of face-masks for Belgian health care professionals.