November 26, 2019

Recycle, reduce, reuse!

Recycle, reduce, reuse!

Every year, more than 80 billion articles of clothing are produced and sold around the world. That means that every year, billions of used articles of clothing are thrown away to make room for the new ones. This is an unfortunate waste of valuable resources; Our question is, is that necessary?.

The production of regular wool requires substantial amounts of land, energy, water, and some chemicals to convert the wool from the sheep into beautiful  wool products. The biggest environmental impacts of wool come from the methane released by the sheep growing it.

There are numerous environmental benefits achieved by re-using wool and fabrics that already exists:

It decreases the need for landfill space, keeping in mind the greenhouse gases released from the textiles dumped.
Avoid use of virgin fibres.
Reduced consumption of energy and water.
Pollution avoidance.
Lessened demand of dyes.
Every time it rains the water absorbs all the chemicals and toxic materials from whatever is dumped in the landfill such as dyes and bleaches used on textiles.
Helps the planet!

By using recycled fabric, you are not only giving a new life to the fabric waste, but also creating a path towards sustainability and zero waste practice”.

Fortunately, in the fabric industry, there are a few eco-friendly initiatives focused on these sustainability strategies.

AtWool and Hook we are putting effort to create more sustainable products. Checkout our new VOLKAN yarn made out of plastic bottles.

Give recycled wool a try, give our planet a little help!