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Recycled indigo yarns by UNITIN

Jul 04, 2017
Recycled indigo yarns by UNITIN

UNITIN is the trademark of Industrias Morera SA, a textile industry specialised in the dye and finishing on piece and yarn, located 70 km North of Barcelona. 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 per cent 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 fibers.

As a first step, UNITIN has introduced 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 and chemicals. All production is certified under the Global Recycled Standard.