Recycled & Ressignified
Every year millions of tons of non-renewable resources are consumed by the textile and clothing production industry. Other trillions of liters of water are consumed by this same industry, configuring it as one of the chains production with the highest water consumption on the planet. Occupying the first positions in the global ranking of largest carbon emitters - with a great possibility of reaching its leadership very soon - the numbers related to the current global textile scenario are very alarming.
Several projects like ours are engaged in the battle to reverse these numbers. Slow Fashion brands like Kuarashí foment a circular economy in which the reutilization is essential for the construction of a new environmental reality. We must rethink our way of consumption and give preference to materials and products obtained from the reuse and recycling of other existing materials. Complementing our proposals for sustainable fabrics, part of our collections are produced with raw materials manufactured from the defibration, reuse and recycling of textile fibers or other materials.
Produced from the reuse of textile fiber scraps and leftovers, the fabrics produced from defibrated/recycled yarns avoid the waste of these materials, giving them a new meaning and avoiding their disposal as waste. In this way, maximum use is made of all the raw material discarded in the first life stage of the originating materials.
The manufacturer from whom we buy this sustainable alternative has an Ecological Reserve with about 1 million m², in which a Photovoltaic Plant is built that generates clean energy for the entire manufacturing park where the fabrics are produced. At the site is also made the correct treatment of the waste generated by them, as well as the water used in their production processes.
The natural degradation of PET bottles is extremely long, taking about 400 years for their complete disappearance. PET bottles have been produced since the 1970s, but unfortunately only a few years ago their recycling finally began to be considered essential, due to the enormous amount of waste generated from their consumption over the last few decades. Incorporated with ecofriendly meshes (produced from certified organic cotton yarns or from recycled yarns), our fabrics manufactured with recycled PET yarns are a sustainable choice that helps the removal of millions of tonnes of plastic packaging from the environment, preventing this material to become a polluting agent of ecosystems. To manufacture 1 kg of its yarn, around 25 PET bottles (2 liters) are recycled, the equivalent of 6 bottles per meter of fabric (approximately one XL T-shirt).
We reuse leftover lace to produce underwear and also to make clothing trim, reusing these materials in order to avoid their unnecessary disposal and consequent environmental impact.