Recycled Indigo Yarns by Spanish Unitin
UNITIN has always been concerned to work with the most advanced standard both on the social as well as the environmental responsibility, and is now giving 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 % to 5 % of total production is not usable and has to be rejected. Now a new implementation has been set up to reuse all this Indigo cotton leftovers and make 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 fibres.
As a first step, UNITIN introduces count Ne 7/1 Pes/Cot 50/50 in 2 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 will be 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 the already indigo-dyed cotton eliminates the need to dye the yarn, saving water & energy. Also the final garment wash will demand less water & chemicals.
All production is certified under the Global Recycled Standard.
UNITIN is the trademark of Industrias Morera SA, a textile industry specialized in the Dye and Finishing on Piece and Yarn. Located 70Km North of Barcelona, it has been in the textile business since 1924, and is composed nowadays of 4 different departments: yarn die, piece dye, upholstery and denim.