What is Recycled Cotton?
Recycled cotton can be generally defined as converting cotton fabric into cotton fiber that can be reused in textile products. Recycled cotton is also commonly referred to as regenerated cotton, reclaimed cotton, or shoddy.
Why do we use Recycled Cotton?
Recycled cotton prevents additional textile waste and requires far fewer resources than conventional or organic cotton. This makes it a great sustainable option.
Cotton can be recycled using old garments or textile leftovers. The quality of the cotton may be lower than of new cotton.
Where is our Recycled Cotton material from?
Textile recycling is generated from two primary sources:
1. Pre-consumer: includes scraps created by yarn and fabric by-products.
2. Post-consumer: includes garments, upholstery, towels, household items to be repurposed.
Our source of supply is China based and therefore all materials are traceable and duly certified.
At Rivta, this is how the waste cottons are transformed into our brand-new bags: