The team behind Ventile® are future-proofing their fabric as the sustainability agenda hits the headlines again at the recent United Nations Climate Summit.
As all aspects of life adapt to become increasingly sustainable, so to is the fashion industry. Consumers have started to demand that brands use sustainable practices and methods which have a low impact on the environment. Brands and manufacturers alike are steadily embracing the ‘slow fashion’ movement, now Ventile has developed its first performance fabric made entirely from recycled cotton.
The new Ventile® Eco 400 RCO has been designed to achieve the best possible balance of performance, comfort and sustainability in a bid to reduce overall textile waste and to create a durable and environmentally friendly resource for designers and fashion brands. The recycled cotton fabric is made from pre-consumer cotton, the textile waste; the leftovers from fabric production. These raw scraps are then sorted by type and colour. They are then shredded down to fine fibers and are spun into new yarns which make up the finished recycled fabric roll. Using Ventile pre-consumer cotton maintains the staple cotton fabric integrity.
Using technological advances, Ventile® Eco 400 RCO features Ventile’s unsurpassed performance characteristics. The all-weather fabric is constructed so that it breathes naturally and far more effectively than other all-weather fabrics. The result is a high-performance fabric that is as much reliable as it is sustainable.
So why should we care about recycled cotton?
In 2014 alone, the United Sates produced 16 million tons of textile waste, at an increase of almost 50% in the last 20 years . At an industry level, by using cotton scraps, recycled cotton fabric production reduces the pressure on virgin resources, minimises the volume of water used and reduces pollution from pesticides. Recycled cotton is thought to minimise the climate impact by over 75% vs that used by virgin cotton fibres .
The basic understanding is that recycled cotton is a good thing. It both reduces the water used and minimises the climate impact. The benefit to the planet; less natural resources used and less environmental pollution.
Ventile’s Eco 400 RCO fabric offers designers and fashion brands a solution and the future in fabric technology. It offers a balance of performance, comfort, and sustainability in a bid to reduce overall textile waste and to create a durable and environmentally friendly resource for the industry.
Join the movement. Love the environment. Choose slow fashion.