We want to make it easy for everyone to learn about our sustainable materials and how/why these are better for our planet. Below you will find some information about the materials we've used:
In general, this is when a piece of cotton fabric is repurposed into a new fibre. At Saturday Club we predominantly use pre-consumer waste (from off-cuts and scrap material). Sometimes we use post-consumer waste (from clothes, towels and household items).
Once the cotton has been collected, it is then sorted by colour, shredded and spun into new yarn. Since most recycled cotton is already dyed, the use of harmful chemical colourants is cut out from the production process. By choosing to restore cotton this way, we are preventing the material from ending up in landfill.
In comparison to regular cotton, our recycled cotton reduces water consumption by up to 50%. It uses up to 62% less energy and reduces CO2 emissions by up to 35%.
Also known as spanflex; is made by isolating and breaking down expended spandex in a process called shredding. It is then dried, dissolved and finally spun into a spandex yarn.
The benefits of recycled spandex are huge. Not only does it reduce our reliance on raw virgin material, but it also reduces CO2 emissions and minimises the use of water and energy compared to regular spandex - It uses 55% less energy and reduces CO2 emissions by 30% compared to regular spandex production.