Recycled T-shirt fabric
I use a cotton braided cord made from recycled T-shirt material. The fabric scraps are imported from both landfill and production waste sites to a small factory in Poland which then spins them into the coloured braided cords. They in turn pass their production waste on to local zero-waste initiatives.
The textiles are cut into smaller pieces and then shredded – it is at this stage that the colour is created. The shredded cotton is mixed in specific proportions in order to achieve the desired shade. The fibres are then spun into the braided cords. No water or toxic chemicals are used in the production process, therefore saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions.
All cords received an Oeko-Tex Certificate Standard 100 in first class. It means they were tested at every production level and do not contain any substances that are harmful for our health. They may be safely used in products for toddlers and anyone with allergies.
The granted certificate guarantees that the products are free from harmful substances such as pesticides, chlorophenols, formaldehyde, allergenic dyes, forbidden azo dyes and extractable heavy metals.