The Materials That Make up the Red Chili Collection


Kapok is a fluffy hollow fiber obtained from the fruit pods of the kapok tree, which is primarily found in the tropical regions of Asia. The natural hollow fiber feels silky smooth and is one of the lightest natural textile fibers in the world thanks to its high air content of 80%. Kapok is temperature and moisture regulating, antibacterial, and easy to wash.

As the kapok tree grows in the wild and does not have to be cultivated in monocultures or plantations, this material offers multiple ecological advantages: 

  • No use of fertilizer or pesticides, so easily compostable 
  • Fewer CO2 emissions  
  • Lower water and energy consumption as no irrigation is required  
  • Conservation of the fragile ecosystem as multi-year, high-yield harvests are possible 

We exclusively obtain kapok from the producer FlocusTM, ensuring fair wages and working conditions along the entire value-added chain. For further information, please visit:


Lyocell is a functional fiber obtained from cellulose (wood). This makes it biodegradable. The fiber production process is extremely kind on the environment as the solvents are 100% recycled in a closed cycle.

Lyocell fibers offer the following benefits:  

  • High dry and wet strengths 
  • Soft grip 
  • Excellent moisture absorption  
  • Wrinkle resistant 


Conventional cotton requires more chemicals per unit of area than any other crop, making it responsible for over 15% of pesticides worldwide. With the predominant use of organic cotton, we are taking a further step towards more sustainable, environmentally friendly outdoor clothing.

A “yes” to organic cotton is a “yes” to: 

  • natural, untreated, non-genetically-modified seeds 
  • healthy soil thanks to sustainable crop production 
  • certified organic cultivation 
  • living wages and fair working conditions  


Recover® is a particularly sustainable textile fiber from Ferre. What makes it special is that it is produced from second-hand clothes and textile waste. To do this, the textiles are cut up, shredded, then newly woven. A range of colors is achieved by combining different-colored starter fabrics. Depending on the product, Recover® is combined with other sustainable materials (e.g. from recycled PET bottles) to achieve specific material properties.

The benefits of Recover® include:  

  • No dyeing process and therefore no need for water or chemicals 
  • Almost no greenhouse gases are generated during production  
  • The upcycling process can be infinitely repeated 

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