We want to use all the material we produce. That is why we use our own leftover yarns. The LAB T-shirt is made of this material, which would otherwise go to waste. The T-shirt, made from recycled cotton and recycled plastic bottles, has classic horizontal stripes. This T-shirt has a straight cut and normal-length hem. The rib around the neck opening is narrow. The Pure Waste logo is on the front, and a water drop is printed on the back at the neck. This unisex model is sold using men’s measurements. Women should choose one size smaller than usual.
Compared to an equivalent product made from virgin materials, making a T-shirt from recycled materials uses 99% less water and generates 50% fewer CO2 emissions.
This T-shirt has been responsibly manufactured in our factory in India.
Made of 100 % recycled raw materials.
• 60 % recycled cotton • 40 % recycled polyester
Please note that our recycling process is not entirely clinical and our products may contain small amounts of different coloured fibers. In dark colours, fibers of different colours do not stand out, but in light colours they are more easily visible. For us, these little coloured fibers in our fabric are a feature that reminds us of the uniqueness and origin of our products.
Because of our production process, slight differences of shade may occur in fabrics of the same colour. We do not dye our products; the colour of the fabric originates in the colour of the waste fabric used to make it. The sizes of products are sold at varying rates, which is why different sizes of the same product may come from different manufacturing batches. That means that they may also show slight shade differences. We have updated the collar prints and labels on products, and for this reason they can also contain differences across different sizes or products.
• Washing temperature 40°C • Wash with similar colours • Wash inside out
We offer Free shipping in Europe for all orders over € 100
Shipping to Finland:
• Store pick up (Yrjönkatu 34, Helsinki) €0 • PostNord – Pickup Point €3.90 • Posti – Post Parcel €3.90 • Posti – Home Parcel €9.90
Shipping outside Finland:
• Posti – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania €5.90 • DHL – EU countries (excl. Iceland, the Spanish islands, Cyprus and Malta) €9.90 • DHL – Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, the Spanish islands, Cyprus and Malta €14.90 • DHL – Other countries €24.90
See detailed process
Water and Carbon Footprint
99% Less water and 50% less carbon dioxide emissions when compared to similar products made of virgin materials.
100% Recycled Materials
No Harmful Chemicals
Challenging the clothing industry
Collecting and sorting waste
Pure Waste products are made of 100% recycled raw materials. The main raw material, cotton cutting waste, is collected from cut, make and trim (CMT) factories and then sorted by quality and colour.
Each quality and colour batch is mechanically opened into fibres. The colour of the waste defines the colour of the final product. No dyeing is needed.
The mechanically opened cotton waste is mixed with chemically recycled polyester fibres from PET bottles.
The mixed fibres are spun into yarns. This part of the process is the same as when spinning fibres from virgin material.
Knitting and weaving
The yarns are knitted or woven depending on the final use of the fabric.
Depending on the final use of the fabric, the finishing process can include different stages such as compacting, brushing and washing.
This process consists of the cutting, making and trimming of the final product.
Finally, we get sustainable good quality garments that use 99% less water and generate 50% fewer CO2 emissions in the production process than similar products made of virgin materials.