At Ecolife by Belda we believe that the future is circular, which is why we work to create recycled yarns that combine sustainability and the highest quality. Our philosophy’s main goal is to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the planet, because, according to the European Environment Agency, this sector is the fourth highest pressure on the environment, following food consumption, housing and mobility.
Many companies within the textile industry have begun to search for more sustainable ways to carry out their business in order to arrive at a more circular economy, whether by using more ethically-sourced raw materials, recycled materials, or by taking in used garments to give them new life. At Ecolife by Belda Lloréns we work to manufacture a varied range of recycled yarns and in several colours, so that the resulting fabrics are of the same quality, or higher, than that of garments created traditionally.
Among our selection of sustainable yarns we have products such as recycled polyester, cotton or viscose; in this article we will delve further into Ecolife by Belda’s sustainable E*Denim; keep reading to discover more!
E*Denim, the jean fabric for a sustainable future
One of our more innovative recycled yarns is E*Denim; without dyes and available in four colours, it is comprised by 50 % of organic cotton and 50 % of a mixture of recycled cotton —the most sustainable yarn in the market—, and post-consumer denim. What does this mean? Ecolife receives denim fibres that are sourced from used garments without buttons, rivets, zips or other metallic parts, and turns them into fibres that are later blended with organic cotton to create our E*Denim yarns. After these yarns are used to manufacture fabrics that will become new garments, under our sustainability certificates.
How sustainable is our recycled denim?
If you are particularly interested in sustainability specifications, below you will find some more data about E*Denim’s environmental impact, measured in savings’ percentages as they compare to the industry’s average, on four variables:
- 91 % in water scarcity savings.
- 67 % in global warning savings.
- 54 % in eutrophication savings.
- 69 % in abiotic depletion savings.
To summarise, the manufacture of our E*Denim considerably decreases pollution and wasteful use of resources, compared to other companies in the sector. The resulting high-quality garments are not as costly to the planet: a step further along the path to a circular economy.
Circular economy project alongside Desigual
Sustainability is a topic that concerns society; consequently, there has been a shift in the core values of fashion-related companies, who are adapting to meet the needs of their clients. Ecolife by Belda closely collaborates with other businesses to help them achieve their sustainability goals, and Desigual is one of them.
With their The Circular Denim Project, Desigual have created an initiative that seeks to achieve a circular economy through a collection of garments manufactured using recycled denim, which, can also be recycled. The idea is to achieve a never-ending life cycle for these items.
What is the plan to reach this goal? First, Desigual separates the denim fabric from metallic items such as buttons, rivets and zips. This is the material we receive at Ecolife by Belda. This used fabric is cut up in very small pieces, which a Km 0 partner transforms into denim fibre. After this process, we add sustainable virgin cotton fibre and we turn the blend into our E*Denim yarn for its later transformation into fabric that Desigual can use in their new products and designs. Such a process, reusing the available resources, promotes the move towards a sustainable economy and a fashion industry that’s more respectful towards the environment.
Would you like to know more about E*Denim? If you would like information about how to obtain sustainable denim fabric for your garments, or if you are interested in our circular economy projects, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.