Using recycled cotton considerably reduces environmental impact. Because new cotton plants do not have to be irrigated, water usage is minimised.
There is also no need for dyes or chemicals, because the recycling process separates the waste by colour and transforms it into new fibres.
This means both pre-consumer waste and post-consumer garments are given a second life, which translates into less waste and lower CO2 emissions.
Recycled polyester is obtained from post-consumer plastic and other PET items that are put in the recycling bin.
The waste is collected, cleaned and shredded into fibre and yarn, which is then woven into fabric.
This process results in a lower environmental footprint by reducing the need for oil extraction, as well as saving resources and reusing materials instead of discarding them.
The yarn obtained in the recycling process has the same characteristics as that obtained via traditional methods, both in terms of strength and durability.