The process of making recycled fabrics requires material to be sorted based on fiber content and color. Making recycled fabric uses less energy, dye, and water than virgin materials. It also reduces the amount of fabric going into landfill and keeps materials in circulation for longer.
Recycled cotton is made from pre-consumer textiles such as cotton scraps, factory offcuts, or deadstock from virgin cotton fabric production. Recycled cotton is often paired with virgin cotton to improve the quality of the finished fabric, as recycled cotton often has lesser yarn strength.
With recycled wool, we combine it with other fibers, like polyamide to make the fabric more durable and reduce waste in production. Wool has the potential to last at least 30 years and be recycled two or more times. Using recycled wool results in reduced methane emissions from sheep, reduced land use and water pollution from washing wool. The wool we use is recycled in a closed-loop system, meaning fibers are turned into yarn to create new products of similar quality and use to the original. Recycled polyamide has all the good qualities of virgin polyamide with a reduced environmental impact.