The Lusso Difference: A Decade of being PFAS and PFC-free

The Lusso Difference: A Decade of being PFAS and PFC-free

by Megan Seddon on Jan 11, 2024

In a world where environmental consciousness is becoming increasingly crucial, the textile industry has been under scrutiny for the use of harmful chemicals in manufacturing processes. PFAS and PFC are two chemicals that have raised concerns due to their negative impact on both the environment and human health. At Lusso, we have taken a pioneering stance against these harmful substances, making sustainability a standard in our production processes.


For over a decade, we have collaborated closely with our suppliers to create cycling clothing that not only provide top-notch performance but also minimise their environmental footprint. Our commitment to sustainability is evident in our use of a polyester membrane that contains no PFAS and a DWR coating that is completely PFC-free. We make choices that are good for the environment right from the get-go, not just as an afterthought.


According to Windtex Archive, we adopted this environmentally friendly material in 2009, showing our long-standing dedication to sustainable practices. Partnering with leading Italian supplier Windtex for the past three decades, we have been able to produce highly technical garments with cutting-edge performance while keeping the environmental impact to a minimum.


At Lusso, we go beyond just avoiding harmful substances in our materials; we are a vertically structured company that believes processes being in-house, we get unmatched control over the entire production process. This ranges from the sourcing of materials to the implementation of advanced manufacturing techniques. The Lusso difference lies in our dedication to creating a positive impact on the environment, not just in the final product but in every step of its production.


Our exclusive use of PFAS-free membranes and waterproof materials in our winter jackets since 2009 is a testament to our commitment to sustainability. We take pride in the relationships we've built with our suppliers over the years - relationships that are only possible when working directly. These connections enable us to create pieces that not only meet high technical standards but also align with our values of environmental responsibility.


Sustainability is not just a buzzword for us; it is a basic principle that guides everything we do. We believe in making choices that are environmentally responsible from the start, not just as an afterthought or for social media recognition.

Our focus on sustainability as standard is not only a reflection of our values but also a promise to our customers that they can enjoy high-performance garments without compromising our planet.

 At Lusso we are proud to lead the way in sustainable innovation within the textile industry. Our commitment to using PFAS-free membranes and PFC-free DWR coatings, coupled with our vertically structured approach and long-standing partnerships, sets us apart.

We invite you to join us in making choices that prioritise the environment and support a sustainable future – one jersey at a time.