With great honor we present you our new outfit. It’s something truly special and we would like to tell you something about these items! For the past 8 months Blue LOOP Originals has been developing these garments for us together with a group of passionate manufacturers from Italy. Blue LOOP Originals wants to create a better world and inspire people with a simple mission to recycle worn-out garments and textile waste. They call this ‘Worn to Reborn’.
How it’s made.
A great part of our shirts and dresses have been made from worn-out jeans that have been sorted in Holland and unraveled in Haaksbergen. These reclaimed fibers are then sent to Italy, where they are being respun into yarns. From these yarns Blue LOOP has woven new cloth that is unique in the world. When you look closely you will see small irregularities that come from the stitching yarns of many different old jeans that have been unraveled. The cloth has been transformed in comfortable shirts and dresses, which share a resemblance with vintage workwear but with a modern fit and touch.
For the shirts and dresses, we have used two yarns to weave. The white yarn is made from organic cotton from Futura Filati in Italy. The blue yarn is made from a mix of recycled denim (50%) and new cotton (50%). Until today, Blue LOOP hasn't found a manufacturer yet that can provide a good quality mix of recycled denim and organic cotton. But they strive to be as durable and transparent as possible regarding the production process of our clothing. The final composition of the fabric is:
40% organic cotton
30% recycled denim
The apron is not made from old jeans but from denim waste. Imagine that you have to cut a pair of jeans from a large piece of fabric: you always have fabric leftover, which normally ends up in landfills or is being burned. The final composition of the aprons is:
50% recycled denim
50% organic cotton
All the garments are equipped with two metal pins. This is a clever and sustainable way to attach nametags of our Conscious people.
Fun Fact: With every kg of recycled denim we save 8.000 liters of water! That is how much regular cotton ‘drinks’.