Most of the time, cotton is recovered thanks to the associations and companies of the sort from your donations (The relay, Emmaus, etc...). As well clothes 100% cotton, are set aside to be recycled. Then, the process is fairly simple. It deconstructs the fiber to make a new one. Grinding and spinning are the result of processing steps. One thus finds a new fiber, cotton recycled, which can then be woven, and use it to create new clothes or fabrics.
Advantage : no water consumption for irrigation.
But be careful
The recycled cotton may contain fibres that are shorter and therefore have a durability less. This is often why it is found associated with other textile fibres, of which most of the time are made up of 20 to 30 % of polyester. So we can't call the recycled cotton 100 % cotton as stated on the labels found on the majority of foutas, they should show the percentages of cotton and polyester (source : Directorate-General for Competition, Consumption and Repression of Fraud DGCCFR).
Ecological cotton (the one we use)
This cotton is derived from the falls of spools of thread of which we take the greatest lengths to reconstruct long cords and strong. It is then combed to provide a structure of smooth, and regular.
Advantage : no water consumption for watering
Cotton is a plant fiber, natural material that surrounds the seeds of cotton plants. Cotton is the textile fiber natural the more produced on the planet.
Organic cotton is cotton that is grown without pesticides, insecticides or chemical.
The natural compost replaces chemical fertilizers, and, nor chlorine, nor heavy metals are used in the manufacturing process.
The organic cotton is often more expensive, because for the same area, the yield of a cultivation of organic cotton is less important than that of a culture of traditional cotton, and its production remains very low on a global scale.
Â· The consumption of water remains high
Despite the water savings achieved (in comparison with conventional cotton), the cultivation of organic cotton remains the same when water-intensive.