Are microfibres dangerous for the environment?
Lately we have received a lot of questions and enquiries from our customers concerned if our fibres are dangerous for the environment. The Guardian published an article about fibres making their way from your washing machine into aquatic animals. We stated some facts in this blog and explain why Ha-Ra® fibres are different! This is a response to the article "How your clothes are poisoning our oceans and food supply" - The Guardian.
We at Ha-Ra® want to make sure our products do not end up damaging the environment.
Ha-Ra® products unlike other cleaning products are made using a special filament yarn, which enables our products to last many years without disintegration.
The Ha-Ra® microfibers, nanofibres and monofibres are specially adapted to the needs of the commercial cleaning industry.
There are many different products on the market that use a range of different qualities of fibre. The simple and inexpensive designs tend to break very quickly and dissolve from the cloth. However, Ha-Ra® uses only the best and highest quality raw materials to create durable and long-lasting products. When our products are washed in the washing machine the strength of our German engineered fibres prevent them being washed out of the cloth and into the ocean.
Ha-Ra® contains a high density of different fibres, which allows our products to be extremely durable.
Our "continuous filament yarn” has very little filament breakage and is made of very resistant fibres with only 0 - 0.3 % breakage. In addition to these specially designed fibres, we use a W-binding process during the production, which is the best way to integrate these fibers into the fabric and prevent them from breaking in the washing process.
It is not the single microfibre cleaning cloth which causes these disturbances.
The Guardian article states worldwide interacting businesses which are partly known for their productions in low wage countries like China and India. Ha-Ra's German quality lasts for years. Thats why we promote quality over quantity! The directors of Ha-Ra Australia believed in Ha-Ra's durability and environmentally friendly products and previously owned a green cleaning business that used the same products without replacement for 15 years.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to receive more information regarding this topic.