Recycled cotton is made from manufacturing waste like leftover fabric scraps or from used cotton garments and textiles. Recycling cotton reduces the waste of a natural resource like water. The amount of cotton waste that would have eventually ended up in landfills is also significantly reduced.
Recycled polyester is a synthetic material made from waste items like plastic bottles, used polyester garments and fabric leftover from manufacturing. Recycling polyester saves natural resources and reduces the amount of textile waste, making it a more sustainable fibre option.
Recycling wool saves natural resources like water and energy. Instead of shipping wool to be disposed of at landfills, recycling wool helps reduce the amount of textile waste. Recycled wool is reborn and later refashioned into new clothes.
Organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful chemicals like pesticides and fertilizers. It's also the only cotton standard that is 100% GMO* free. But aside from the obvious environmental benefits of organically grown cotton, the absence of hazardous chemicals also helps to improve the work environment of the local farmer.
*Genetically modified organisms
TENCEL™ LYOCELL FIBRES
TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibres are high-quality, cellulose fibres made from wood pulp. The wood pulp is derived from sustainable forestry and is reduced in a very eco-friendly way. You see, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres are produced in a 99% closed-loop system where water and solvents are recycled, limiting the waste of natural resources and the use of solvents in production. TENCEL™ is a trademark of Lenzing AG.
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ FIBRES
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ branded viscose fibres are viscose fibres made from sustainable wood and wood pulp. The raw botanic materials are derived from semi-natural forests or from sustainably managed plantations – controlled and regulated in accordance with a stringent wood sourcing policy and certified with FSC* and PEFC**.
LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibres are EU Ecolabel certified – which in layman's terms means: manufacturing of LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibres has a significantly lower environmental impact to comparable fibres in the market.
LENZING™ and ECOVERO™ are trademarks of Lenzing AG.
*The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a global not-for-profit organisation that sets the standards for what is a responsibly managed forest, both environmentally and socially (www.ic.fsc.org, 2018)
**The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification (www.pefc.org, 2018)