‘Salvage’ RECYCLED GARMENTS FROM OCTOBER TEXTILES
After years of making beds out of pallets, trousers out of bin bags, and helmets out of sauce pans, we’re very happy to have access to a new range of salvage garments, made from 100% recycled materials. Products include T-s, sweats, and tote bags in mé©lange colours…you know, that flecky athletic look.
So what are they made of, bat fluff, squirrel whiskers, and the bashed up husk of a walnut? Not quite…they’re produced in India from 60% recycled organic cotton and 40% recycled polyester, using cotton waste that is shredded to buggery, until it turns back into fibres that can be spun with yarn…all done in the Tamil Nadu way down south, where the labour ethics are nice.
These Salvage products are certified under the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) and the Organic Content Standard (OCS), and carry the appropriate certification marks, licensed by the Control Union Certifications – basically the boxes are ticked, the whales are saved, and the waste gets turned into wonderful.