Â Cotton recycled
Most of the time, the cotton is recovered thanks to associations and sorting companies from your donations (Le relais, Emmaus, etc...). Thus, 100% cotton clothes are set aside to be recycled. Then the process is quite simple. We deconstruct the fiber to make a new one. Grinding and then spinning are the continuation of the transformation steps. This results in a new recycled cotton fiber, which can then be woven, and used to create new garments or fabrics.Â
BenefitÂ : no water consumption for watering.
But be careful
Recycled cotton can contain shorter fibers and therefore have less durability. This is often why it is found associated with other textile fibers, most of which consist of 20 to 30% polyester. So we can not call recycled cotton 100% cotton as indicated on the labels found on the majority of foutas, they should display the percentages of cotton and polyester (source: Directorate General of Competition, Consumption and Fraud Suppression DGCCRF).
Â Â Eco-friendly cottonÂ Â
This cotton comes from the scraps of bobbins of yarn which are taken the greatest lengths to reconstitute long and strong yarns. It is then combed to give it a smooth, regular structure. So it is called 100% combed cotton, because there is no addition of other textile fibers.Â This is the one we market on our site.Â
BenefitÂ : no water consumption for watering
Â The ORGANIC cotton
cotton is a plant fiber that surrounds the seeds of cotton trees. Cotton is the most produced textile fiber on the planet. Organic cotton is grown without pesticides, insecticides or chemicals. Natural compost replaces chemical fertilizers, and neither chlorine nor heavy metals are used in the manufacturing process.
Organic cotton is often more expensive for the same area, the yield of an organic crop is less important than that of a traditional crop, and its production remains very small on a global scale.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Water consumption that remains high
Despite the water savings achieved (in comparison with the cultivation of traditional cotton), the cultivation of organic cotton is still greedy in water.
Â Â Finally, what does the Oeko-TexÂ® label certify ?
A Standard OEKO-TEX Â® 100 fabric was checked atÂ each stage of treatmentÂ : raw materials, yarn, dyeing. It does not contain chemicals that are harmful to health.Â
Laboratory tests currently include approximatelyÂ 100 control parametersÂ and are based on international control standards as well as other recognized test procedures.
The more intensive the contact of the textile with the skin, the more stringent the limit values to be respected.
In summary ORGANIC cotton is not necessarily Oeko-tex, because some dyeing processes incorporate unnatural products.