Are you lost in the jungle of materials and strange production tecniques? No wonder. The textile industry is constantly making progress in developing new, inventive materials and it can be hard to keep up. But we've got you covered. Below, a description of the sustainable materials we source and technologies that we currently use. Take a look, it is quite inspiring what you can do with materials that were previously known as garbage. Today you can wear fabrics made from both PET bottles and old coffee grind.
No secret for most. This is simply cotton that is grown organically for a lower environmental impact. Our suppliers use GOTS certified cotton ( The Global Organic Certified Textile Standard)
We're proud to be a Member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). By buying our products you support more responsibly grown cotton through the Better Cotton Initiative. BCI farmers learn how to use fertilisers and pesticides more efficiently, conserve water, maintain soil health and presever natural habitats through responsible farming practices. Better Cotton is not physically traceable to end products, however, BCI farmers benefit from the demand for Better Cotton in equivalent volumes to those we source.
On some of our packaging and in the waistband of some of our products,incorrect claims about Better Cotton have been expressed. These claims are incorrect. BCI is not a material, but an initiative to train farmers to care for the environment and respect the rights and well being of workers. We are working closely with BCI to ensureany claims made on our products and in our stores in future are entirely transparent and accurate. Weapologise for any confusion that this error may have caused.
TENCEL™ is made from pulp of cellulose from sustainable tree farms. The material is very economical in its use of energy and natural resources, is fully biodegradable, and contributes to less chemicals in nature.
Recycled polyester is made of fibres derived from PET bottles and other plastics, reducing our dependency on virgin oil plastics and contributing to lowering CO2 emissions .
Recycled polyamide is a material recycled from waste such as fish nets and caroets found in our seas. Leftover waste from production is also used, a way of saving natural resources and reduce what ends up in landfills.
Hemp requires no fertilisers and considerably less water in farming than cotton. it feels a bit like linen and is very durable. Hemp also has anti-static capabilities, reflects up to 95% of UV light, and is completely biodegradable and recyclable, enabling a closed loop process.
Only 0,2% of the coffee bean ends up in your coffee, the rest goes to waste. S.Café® recycles the waste from local café chains, and makes fabric out of it, in a mix with recycled PET. The fabric offers 200% faster drying than cotton, absorbs odours and reflects uv rays. One T-shirt can be made out of three cups of coffee grounds and five recycled plastic bottles.
Solution dyed products are made from fibres dyed without water, which means no dye or water waste and a reduced chemical waste.
Inkject based method of printing colours directly onto fabric. Significantly decreases water, energy and materials consumption. Sublimation print, which we also use, is a two-step digital printing method for transferring images onto fabric.