Recycled cotton, naturally circular
Recycled cotton fabrics use pre & post consumer waste and less virgin cotton. It reduces the negative impacts of cotton farming like water consumption, CO2 emissions, intensive land use, and gives a new life to textile waste.
What is recycled cotton?
Recycled cotton can be defined as cotton fabric converted into cotton fibre that can be reused in textile products. Cotton can be recycled from pre-consumer (post-industrial) and post-consumer cotton waste. Pre-consumer waste comes from any excess material arising from the production of yarn, fabrics and textile products. Post-consumer waste comes from discarded textile products.
Cotton waste is processed with stripping machines that break the yarns and fabric into smaller pieces.
The amount of energy, water and chemical products is much less than if virgin cotton had been used.
What are the benefits of recycled cotton fabrics?
When you chose a recycled cotton fabric, you reduce the side effects of cotton farming on the envirnoment, you avoid textile waste to be disposed in landfills or to be incinerated, and you help circularity to become a reality in the textile industry.
Responsible production process
During the recycling process, the cotton waste is processed with stripping machines that break the yarns and fabric into smaller pieces before pulling them apart into fibre. The mix is carded several times in order to clean and mix the fibres before they are spun into new yarns and textiles.
The largest volume of recycled cotton sources is produced from pre-consumer waste, such as cutting scraps.
Eco-friendly certification based on composition percentages
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