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Everything You Should Know About Recycled Clothing

Recycled Clothing


We know you wonder what recycled clothing offered by Do U Speak Green is? Is it a resold garment? Or does it contain second quality material? NO! It is the same PET bottle, which once quenched your thirst on that hot day.

Yes! It is true; these special garments which we make, are made from the unique process of using the fibers sourced from recycled plastic (PET) bottles with a mixture of Recycled Organic Cotton waste, certified by Global recycled Standard (GRS). This is called . These bottles are refined and purified, chopped down and processed into spun fiber strands. These strands are then knitted or woven into fabric which makes our T-shirts.

These fibers were formerly known as EcoSpun fibers. They have a variety of characteristics; warm, durable, weather resistant, lightweight and comfortable and they are very, very soft to the touch. EcoSpun fibers can also be blended with other fibers, such as wool, cotton and tencel, for enhanced qualities.

The second question, which arises, is “What is the Benefit!” We are still using plastic, which should be banned. Yes! Your question is correct, but the problem is plastic needs about 450 years just to start decomposing. Then, it takes another 50-80 years to decompose completely. That means the first ever plastic which was made has not yet decomposed, it is there somewhere wandering on our planet.bag design 4

Do you know that the production of polyester fibers accounts for about 40-45% of total global annual fiber production?  About 65-70 percent of global polyester production is used for textiles, of which more than 65 percent is produced in China. The majority of the remaining 25-30 percent is used in the manufacture of PET beverage bottles.

The solution is EcoSpun recycled clothing. This miraculous process has the capacity to keep almost 3 billion plastic PET bottles out of the world’s landfills each year, saving over 1/2 million barrels of oil and eliminating 400,000 tons of harmful air emissions which contribute to acid rain, global warming and smog. The amount of petroleum saved by using post-consumer bottles instead of virgin materials in the manufacturing process annually is enough to supply power to over 100 villages in India for an entire year!

You can also contribute towards PCR just by selling your old PET bottles or food containers instead of throwing them away. Who knows one old bottle you sell, Goes into a t-shirt which someone might wear or Saves a piece of land on which a tree grows to save us from global warming and also, You save the energy which may lighten up a student’s desk who will contribute back to the world. Think what might happen before throwing that coke bottle away. Your one step just might save the world!

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Coco looked very busy with some pieces of paper, scissors, a knife and some glue. He seemed to be fiddling with those things and generally looking very confused. Mr. Cotton noticed his son and asked him what the matter was. Coco said, “My activity teacher at school has asked us to recycle and reuse the old stuff at home and make something interesting. But I don’t understand what we can make from old things.” Mr. Cotton replied with a smile, “Son we can reuse things to make a lot of interesting stuff. But do you know why we must recycle and reuse things?” Coco shook his head.

Mr. Cotton then said, “It’s important to recycle things because it turns waste products into valuable items and at the same time, saves our environment.” Coco asked immediately, “How can recycling products save our environment?” His father replied, “Recycling a product prevents pollution and saves energy. It also decreases the green house emissions and thus helps reduce global warming.” He added, “Just to give you an insight of how necessary it is to use recycled products, here are some facts from a published report. Of the total waste that US produces, 40 per cent of it is paper, but only 25 to 30 per cent of it is recycled. So, Americans throw away almost an equivalent of 30 million trees a year, just from newsprint alone.” Coco was surprised to here this and said, “Well dad, that is a lot!” “Yes my son,” replied Mr. Cotton.

Coco wanted to know more so he asked, “Dad, what all can we recycle?” “Most of the things that we use in our daily life, like newspapers, other paper products, plastics, glass, aluminum and steel, all these can be recycled and reused,” answered Mr. Cotton. Coco was not sure how to identify which products are recyclable, so Mr. Cotton explained, “When we go shopping, we should look for the recycle symbol or some kind of indication that testifies that it is made from recycled material. We can contribute in preserving the environment by purchasing such recycled products. So, we should be good citizens and use recycled products. Also, we should try to reduce the amount of daily waste we produce. We should only try and buy things that we really need. This way we can reduce the production of waste.”

Coco had learnt his lesson for the day and ended up making some pretty lamp sheds using coloured paper bits and some cardboard for his school assignment.

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