That recycled cotton is one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly fabrics is no secret, but what do you know about its production process?
The conversion of cotton fabric into fibers that can be reused to produce new textile products results in the fabric we know as recycled cotton. This is mainly generated by 2 sources: pre-consumption, which includes the scraps of tissue discarded at the time of cutting and making textile products, and post-consumption, which are the garments already used, whose cotton fibers will be reused to create the aforementioned recycled cotton.
Most recycled cotton is produced through a recycling process that is mostly mechanical.
First, the pre-consumption and post-consumption product is selected and classified and all this fabric is introduced into a machine that crushes it until it becomes thread, and later on raw fiber. The raw fiber is spun in large reels, to be reused later in the development of new fabrics that maintain the same quality and durability as conventional cotton.
In the case of recycled cotton jeans, that raw fiber that we are talking about will serve to create the denim itself - denim fabric - which will later take on pants. The pre-consumption and post-consumer products used in the production of said fabric must also be denim.
It is interesting to know that by reducing the use of virgin cotton, a significant amount of water and energy is saved in the manufacture of recycled cotton fabrics, and, in addition, less CO2 emissions are produced. We could say that by using recycled cotton, we take care of the planet!
One of the great benefits of recycled cotton is, without a doubt, to give a second life to tons of fabric that would not be used in any other way and would end up accumulating in the bottom of your closet.
Did you know the production process of recycled cotton?
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