Recycled polyester is made from recycled waste, such as PET bottles, old polyester clothing, or fishing nets collected from the ocean. Its production requires 59% less energy than the production of pure polyester, and its carbon footprint is 32% lower. Waste that would otherwise end up in landfills thus gets a second chance.
Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and is also free of genetically modified seeds. Its cultivation consumes 90% less water and produces up to 46% less CO2 than conventional cotton. Our goal is to make as many of our products as possible from renewable or recycled sources.
The production of recycled yarns begins with the collection of textile waste, which is then broken down by colour, processed and new yarns are created. Processes that do not require dyeing reduce water consumption and pollution. 11 thousand litres are needed to obtain 1 kg of ordinary cotton and 130 litres to dye 1 kg of yarn. Recycling processes save up to 237 million litres of water per day. In addition, textiles that would otherwise end up in landfills are given a second chance.
Bamboo is a renewable raw material made from fast-growing bamboo grass. It is not necessary to use pesticides and synthetic fertilizers to grow it, although most bamboo fabrics are produced by a more chemically demanding process. Compared to other crops, bamboo does not need as much water when grown. One bamboo field absorbs up to 5.1 tons of carbon, which represents the CO2 emissions produced during the lifetime of 3 people in China, where bamboo is mainly grown.
Recycled polyamide is a material made from old fishing nets, carpets and remnants of production. Waste that would otherwise end up in landfills thus gets a second chance.