Pure Waste Textiles
College unisex, Post Waste Collection
A neat sweatshirt for men and women. Round neckline and raglan sleeves. Elasticated cuffs and hem.
Material: 20% cotton from used cotton clothing and jeans, 40% cotton from factory cutting waste, 40% polyester made from recycled plastic bottles.
Why is this garment a more ecological option?
The production of new material always consumes natural resources. Using 100% recycled material with the Pure Waste method produces 99% less water footprint and 50% less carbon footprint than a similar product made from a new raw material.
The material used is cutting waste from the clothing industry, which is processed into new yarn with recycled polyester. In addition, there is raw material recovered from used clothing and jeans. The production of a new fabric therefore does not require any new material. The fibers are sorted by color and therefore no dyeing is required.
Water footprint: 2.8 liters
Carbon footprint: 2,5 kg CO2e
Production is GRS certified (Global Recycled Standard).
What about ethics then?
Employees are paid a living wage that exceeds the minimum wage. The employees are of legal age and everyone has an employment contract, as well as access to healthcare and commuting. Working hours and occupational safety are taken care of.
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The size chart can be found in the pictures. The dimensions in the table are measured on the garment. A half chest circumference is used because it is easy to measure from something already found in the closet clothing for comparison. In the Unisex model, a smaller size is often suitable for women.