In a desperate try to lower our impact on the environment we’ve made an up-cycled collection and made a mix of recycled cotton and polyester. The cotton makes the product soft and breathable whereas the polyester makes it retain its shape and wrinkle resistant.
We’ve learned that organic cotton is far better for the environment than conventional cotton, but are we able to find an even better alternative to organic cotton? The answer is yes; Recycled cotton! By re-using materials, the environmental footprint can be adjusted dramatically. The import thing for the company is to find the right fabrics and the right amount of mixed ratio of recycled and virgin fibers.
- The environmental footprint is lower than reusing/recycling materials
- Reduces the production of conventional and organic cotton
- Reduces energy and water consumption
- It’s a challenge to make sure that all quality standards are intact
Recycled Polyester (synthetic fiber)
Instead we use recycled polyester over virgin polyester because of the lower impact it has on the environment. The amount of pollution is reduced by creating a product made from virgin polyester. The recycled polyester contains PET plastics and two other sorting substances. By using them we prevent them from going to waste and having an unnecessary impact on the environment.
The fiber is very strong and doesn’t shrink or wrinkle. Besides that it dries fast and contains its shape.
- You can recycle polyester over and over again
- Has the same strength, performance and durability as virgin polyester, but leaves a lower environmental footprint
- Creates 75% less Co2 than virgin polyester
- Easy to care – doesn’t shrink or wrinkle
- Polyester is not biodegradable
- (we don’t use polyester in our products because it’s difficult to recycle products that have been mixed with polyester fibers)