What is ecologically-grown cotton? The farming methods used to produce ecologically-grown cotton care for the environment, the biodiversity of its surroundings and the people who farm it. Ecologically-grown cotton is produced with natural fertilisers and pesticides, and its seeds are non-GMO.
A fibre originating from wood grown in sustainably-managed forests, where trees are harvested under strict conditions and whose programmes guarantee reforestation. Likewise, fibre production is carried out in a closed-circuit system that enables 100% of the water and 95% of the chemicals to be re-used.
The production processes of recycled fabrics and fibres use less water and energy, fewer natural resources and produce less waste, meaning they have a lower environmental impact. When recycled fabrics can have the same quality as a new fabric, we call this “upcycling”.
REFIBRA™ Lyocell is a fibre made from recycled cotton and wood sourced from sustainably-managed forests. We work with the company Lenzing to develop this new material: We have created a circular system that allows us to hand over our textile scraps, which they turn into new fibre. REFIBRA™ Lyocell converts scraps into a usable resource; it is produced using the same process as TENCEL® Lyocell, following the most stringent environmental standards while maintaining its natural and original state.
Recycled polyester is produced with recycled plastic bottles. Using this source, we reduce the plastic waste by giving it a new life.
Conventional recycled textile
In conventional recycling, textile scraps are ground up and mixed with pure fibres in order to create new fabrics. Garments made of cotton and wool can be easily recycled and we are working, in collaboration with Cáritas, the Red Cross and MIT, on development projects that will allow us to recycle more types of fabrics in the future.
Recycled polyamide is made using old fishing nets, carpets and other production scraps. This process allows us to give a new life to these waste products, saving natural resources and reducing rubbish.
The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) for the responsible use of down feathers guarantees that down and feathers have come from ethically-treated ducks and geese. The standard also follows the chain of custody from the farm to the finished product, meaning consumers can be certain that the product’s down or feathers comply with the RDS.