For a plethora of reasons, the only cotton we use and have used for the past 6 years is Organic. The social and economic returns are staggering. The environmental advantages such as the huge reduction in water consumption are enormous but another thing we find really cool is the carbon sequestered by organic soils as posed to conventional and reduction I fossil fuels from not using synthetic fertilizers. These things go a long way towards our net 0 emissions as a global community.
Recycled polyester gives a second life to a material that’s not biodegradable and would otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean. According to the NGO Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year, on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate in marine environments. If we keep this pace, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Plastic has been found in 60 percent of all seabirds and 100 percent of all sea turtle species, because they mistake plastic for food.
THE BLUE WAY by BLUESIGN represents the vision and mindset of responsible and sustainable manufacturing of textile consumer products. BLUESIGN is a system that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work in and everyone to live in. Powered by a holistic approach, BLUESIGN traces each textile’s path along the manufacturing process, making improvements at every stage from factory floor to finished product. BLUESIGN changes the environmental impact of textiles for good. As a solution provider and knowledge broker, BLUESIGN acts as an independent verifier to secure trust and transparency. Corresponding to this approach, BLUESIGN encourages the industry to increase their efforts in sustainable processes step by step.
C8 and C6 water repellents contain dangerous fluorocarbons which are made of carbon and fluorine atoms. Although these chemicals help repel water and oil from fabrics, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined them to be highly toxic to humans.
C0-DWR on the other hand is a nonfluorinated water repellent that helps keep you dry without the nasty chemicals, it's a no-brainer for us.
By partnering with Greenlon we are able to employ their innovative recycling technology, increasing the usage of reclaimed materials from pre-consumer textile waste, minimizing the resource consumption & environmental impact
Since choosing Recycled Nylon we have seen an 8.5% reductions in power consumption, 100% reduction in heavy oil energy consumption, an 84% reduction in water consumption and a massive 77% reduction in C02 emissions. Pretty sweet huh!