Unitin has always been concerned to work with the most advanced standards both on the social as well as environmental responsibility, and is now taking one more step toward a zero waste policy.
Producing indigo warps and wefts in a continuous and modern machinery generates a certain quantity of leftovers. Approximately 3-5% of total production is not usable, and has to be rejected. Now a new implementation reuses all this indigo cotton leftovers, and makes yarn out of them.
In order to assure that the yarn will have the right strength to be used in any textile application (either knits or woven), the indigo cotton leftovers are mixed with recycled polyester fibers.
As a first step, Unitin introduces count Ne 7/1 polyester 50%/cotton 50% in two shades, dark and light. Twisted yarns are also offered. Works are undergoing to also offer Ne 20/1. As this production is made of Unitin leftovers, only a limited stock is available.
Unitin also offers a few sets of sustainable fabrics made with the new recycled yarns with sustainable Tencel yarns.
Not to be forgotten that the use of already indigo-dyed cotton eliminates the need to dye the yarn, saving water and energy. Also the final garment wash will demand less water and chemicals.
All production is certified under the Global Recycled Standard.