No Excess stands for comfort and quality.  For the development of the long-lasting products we are carefully selecting materials. This means also better fabrics that have less impact on the environment comparing to
conventional choices. We keep continuing to increase the quantity of more sustainable materials in our products. As No Excess, our aim is to increase the number of these more sustainable materials season by season.

Natural materials

Natural materials are not only better because it feels soft and comfortable, it’s also better for the environment. After all, it’s a natural raw material that is completely made of renewable sources. Although we’re still using regular cotton, we are striving for more and more sustainable alternatives.

Better Cotton

By choosing our cotton products, you’re supporting No Excess investments in Better Cotton’s mission. This product is sourced via a system of mass balance and therefore may not contain Better Cotton. Better Cotton trains farmers to use water efficiently, care for soil health and natural habitats, reduce use of the most harmful chemicals and respects worker’s rights and wellbeing.

Organic cotton

With organic cotton the use of GMO-seeds is not allowed. GMO stands for genetically modified organism. There is a strong restriction in the use of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers during the cotton cultivation. It is increasing the health and fertility of the soil. The water usage is lower as it mostly growing in regions with natural irrigation by rains. This has been monitored and validated by the worldwide accepted certificates GOTS and OCS.


Linen is a natural, sustainable material that is cultivated in areas with a moderate climate. The cultivation of linen uses less water, less fertilizers, and less pesticides than conventional cotton. The fabric is strong and durable, which gives the material its great longevity.

Materials made from mostly natural resources

TENCEL™ Lyocell
Lycocell is made of woodpulp. The raw material comes from organic, renewable sources. The process to make the Lyocell material from woodpulp is environmentally friendly. The process occurs in a closed loop system, so nearly all solvent is re-covered and re-used. The wastewater it non-toxic. TENCEL™ Lyocell is developed by the Austrian Lenzing AG. The raw material is derived from sustainably grown wood.


ECOVERO™ is developed by the Austrian company Lenzing AG as a sustainable alternative for viscose. It is made out of woodpulp, the raw material is derived from sustainably grown wood The chemicals used to convert the wood into pulp are being reused. LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibres generate up to 50% lower emissions and water impact compared to conventional viscose


On a selection of our denim range, an EIM score hangtag can be found. With the help of the EIM score, it is possible to measure the environmental impact of jeans. EIM stands for Environmental Impact Measurement and is developed by Jeanologia. The EIM score reflects the impact of the denim production in terms of water, chemical, and energy usage, as well as the health and safety of the factory workers. Jeanologia’s mission is to create an ethical,sustainable, and eco-efficient textile & apparel industry through disruptive technologies.

Further info about Jeanologia can be found here: Jeanologia each denim collection we develop, we try to further minimize our impact.

Recycled materials

There are multiple advantages by using recycled materials. It is reducing the necessity to use newly sourced materials, reducing the waste on landfills, and increasing the lifespan of the original sourced materials. Apart from this, it’s also reducing the emission of greenhouse gas (CO2). Recycled post–consumer materials is a step towards a circular economy.

Recycled cotton

Recycled cotton is mostly made from left over cotton waste in the garment industry or from unsellable garments. Recycled cotton must often be mixed with other materials to ensure the quality of the material, as after the recycling process the cotton fibers are shorter than new fibers.

Recycled polyester

Recycled polyester is made from materials which would otherwise been thrown away and most likely ended up on landfills. It is made of left-over waste in the garment industry, from used plastic bottles and other, already used polyester materials.


Repreve is a post-consumer recycled polyester made from PET bottles. The bottles are cleaned, cut in small parts, and turned into raw material to make new polyester. The REPREVE® in our products has mainly been used as insulation in jackets. For more information about Repreve, visit their website:


Sofeelate® Sofeelate® is insulation material made of recycled polyester.

Recycled JELLPLUS®

JELLPLUS® is developed by Jinyu Fibre. It is a fake down insulation material which can save up to 25% weight.

Innovative materials

Innovative materials are materials which are developed with new technics to reduce the impact on the world.


To make materials water repellent they need an impregnation. Normally this is been done by a Durable Water Repellent Finish (DWRF) which often contains highly fluorinated chemicals (PFASs). These chemicals are harmful. Bionic Finish Eco from the Rudolf Group is a unique and patented water repellent impregnation which does not contain any fluorinated substances. Due to the fluorine-free formula it is not dirt-repellent. For more info about BIONIC-FINISH® ECO check their website : https://rudolf. de/brands/bionic-finish-eco

Dupont™ Sorona® Dupont™ Sorona® is an eco-efficient performance fiber made partially from annually renewable plant-based ingredients. The material is 37% plant based (corn) & requires 30% less energy to produce compared to non- renewable nylon fibres. For more info about Sorona, check their website.