BEING TRANSPARENT ABOUT EVERY STEP IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
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RE|claimed believes that customers have the right to know how and where their products are made and what impact it has on our planet and the people.
As we are very passionate about the production process of the RE|claimed tees, we are very proud to share our suppliers and our processes with you.
DESIGN - THE NETHERLANDS
RE|claimed encourages people to buy less but better. Therefore we do not offer a new collection every season but we offer key items that are designed to last long and are made from long lasting and sustainable materials. We do not follow trends and do not throw away our stock when the trend is out of fashion. Instead, we use waste to design our collection!
FIBERS - TENCEL ™ X REFIBRA™ - AUSTRIA
Worldwide 48 million tons of textiles end up as waste every year, of which 73% ends up in landfills or is incinerated. Instead of creating waste, RE|claimed uses waste as one of their key components for the RE|claimed collection. The fiber REFIBRA™ combines 30% cotton waste with 70% sustainable wood pulp. With both raw materials originating from plant sources, the resulting fibers are 100% biobased. When the two materials are combined, a solvent which is reused more than 99% to close the loop is added. During this process, 95% less water is used than conventional cotton. The result is Tencel Lyocell fiber with Refibra technology. The afterlife of unwanted garments is also taken care of as Tencel Lyocell fibers are certified as fully compostable and biodegradable.
KNITTING - PORTUGAL
To transform the fibers to actual fabrics, we use our knitting supplier in Portugal. This innovative supplier in the beautiful Porto region produces at least 90% sustainable materials including Tencel and recycled materials. Next to this they recycle 98% of their own production waste materials. This supplier is selected as part of the Make Fashion Circular initiative by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, helping to better activate changes across the fashion industry.
SEWING - THE NETHERLANDS
RE|claimed produces its collection at the Amsterdam based community Makers Unite. Makers Unite is a social inclusive enterprise that provides people with a refugee background the opportunity to work and build a new life for themselves. At their atelier they are able to produce high quality products with their over 60 years of collective experience in textiles and clothing constructions.
DYING - THE NETHERLANDS
As 20% of industrial water pollution globally is attributable to the dyeing and treatment of textiles, all colored RE|claimed tees are naturally dyed. At the Amsterdam based BORO*Atelier we produce our beautiful indigo tees. BORO is a sustainable and social atelier that dyes and prints textiles at a small scale using natural pigments based on plants and minerals. At their atelier, Boro offers a special training course to long-term job seekers and/or refugee status holders. Socially responsible production aimed at guiding the participants towards a paid job.
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