The fabric, made of recycled cotton and recycled plastic bottles, is plain-woven. The fabric is a light, coarsely textured cotton-polyester blend that suits both garments and interior textiles. We use plain weave fabric in all our fabric bags and collared shirts. The fabric measures approximately 144 x 500 cm. We use a batch of this size to manufacture nine Pure Waste fabric tote bags. The fabric costs approximately €7 per metre.
Approximately 17–20% of industrial water pollutants come from the textile industry, and specifically from fabric dyeing and processing. The plain weave fabric is not dyed and harmful chemicals are not used in its manufacture; the fabric’s colour is determined by the gathered cutting waste. Compared to an equivalent product made from virgin materials, making fabric from recycled materials uses 99% less water and generates 50% fewer CO2 emissions.
This fabric has been responsibly manufactured in India.
Made of 100% recycled raw materials.
• 60% recycled cotton • 40% recycled polyester
• Fabric size approximately 144 x 500cm • 135 gsm
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.
• Washing temperature 40°C • Wash with similar colours • Wash inside out
We offer Free shipping in Europe for orders over € 100
Shipping to Finland:
• Store pick up (Yrjönkatu 34, Helsinki) €0 • 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
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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.