Trash collection

Trash is our zero waste initiative: Making newly upcycled clothes out of fibers recovered from post-consumer recycled materials, along with new sustainable fibers.

TRASH IS MADE FROM OLD GARMENTS AND LEFTOVERS

THEY MEAN 17% OF CLOTHING PRODUCTION. BUT THEY AREN’T TRASH, THEY’RE A VALUABLE MATERIAL TO CREATE NEW CLOTHES. WE CHOP THEM INTO TINY PIECES.

CLASSIFYING THE RECYCLABLE PIECES

FUNDACIÓ MARESME, A NON-PROFIT FOUNDATION WHICH EMPLOYS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, SORTS THE RECYCLABLE PIECES OF THE USED GARMENTS.

STRIPPING AND SHREDDING

THE SORTED PIECES ARE SHED INTO SMALLER PARTICLES TO OBTAIN A VERY SHORT FIBER THAT BREAKS EASILY.

SPINNING THE FIBERS TO CREATE NEW YARN

TO MAKE THE WEAK FIBER STRONGER, WE SPIN THEM TOGETHER WITH SUSTAINABLE FIBERS SUCH AS TENCEL, NEW ORGANIC COTTON OR RECYCLED PET TO CREATE NEW YARN.

KNITTING THE YARN

THE YARN IS NOW STRONG ENOUGH TO KNIT AND DEVELOP HIGH QUALITY FABRICS.

DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

THE FABRIC IS READY TO BECOME A NEW TEE, SWEATER, BOXER, DRESS, WHATEVER. THERE ARE NO LIMITS AND THE RESULT IS GREAT.

LESS USE OF DYES 

TRASH NEEDS NEEDS FEWER DYES AS IT IS MADE WITH OLD GARMENTS OF DIFFERENT COLORS.

LESS USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES

BY USING RECYCLED MATERIALS, TRASH NEEDS 80% LESS WATER THAN A CONVENTIONAL COLLECTION.

SHOP TRASH COLLECTION

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