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Advantages of using recycled yarn

Did you know that the production of one single cotton t-shirt spends 2,700 L of water? Imagine the amount of water that is in your closet.

The conventional yarn production process involves the use of a large amount of water and energy, as well as the emission of greenhouse gases. In addition, the dyeing and finishing processes also have a significant environmental impact due to the use of chemicals and the generation of waste. In contrast, the production of pre-consumer recycled yarn involves the use of materials that would otherwise be wasted.

The yarn produced with recycled cotton was born from the need to reduce pollution and as a logical response to the need to produce in a sustainable way to preserve the resources of the world in which we live. The trend in recent years is to recover as much as possible any waste generated along the supply chain, unsold collections, garments that have reached the end of their life cycle, so that they can fill again the supply chain of new products. This means that the production of pre-consumer recycled yarn significantly reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill and the amount of energy required.

More sustainable productions through pre-consumer recycled yarn

According to a study conducted by Textile Exchange in 2020, it is estimated that the production of pre-consumer recycled yarn saves up to 60% energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 32% compared to conventional yarn production. In addition, the use of recycled materials in yarn production can reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 65%. This data clearly shows the environmental benefit of using pre-consumer recycled yarn compared to conventional yarn, making it a more sustainable option for the textile industry. At Vilarrasa Group we have been producing high quality pre-consumer recycled yarn for more than 50 years, we have the infrastructure and resources necessary to offer a complete service, in addition to being up to date with the emerging demands and sustainability certifications necessary to meet all the objectives of our customers. If you are going to make the leap to pre-consumer recycled yarn, count on an expert partner in the sector!