10-20% of textiles manufactured for garments end up in landfills
5% of total landfill space is occupied by textile waste
95% of textile residue that ends up in landfills each year is recyclable
Our PYRATEX® upcycled fabrics are made with upcycled cotton originating from post industrial textile waste. Our fiber producer collects textile residue, used garments and fabric waste from productions all over the world.
1kg of virgin cotton needs around 13 000 litres of water during farming, processing and dying.
1kg of our upcycled cotton needs 0 litres: it is not farmed, processed, or dyed.
The fibers are mechanically recycled, and the yarn is spun in Spain, a process during which 50% of the energy used is solar. It is not a chemical recycling process, and no pulp is involved: the fiber is, and remains, cotton.