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The COS firm launches a sweatshirt created 100% cotton reused. A small step that a little closer to the fashion conscious.

COS It is one of the brands that I like. His simple style, minimalist, with hints of design and selection of materials prices – although the average rise moda massive – not hurt the pocket. For this reason announce that gradually towards give pasitos fashion conscious I am very happy and ethics. The project to use such reused cotton is called "The Repurposed Cotton Project"And it is already available in selected stores in Europe and North America.

The project to reuse the cotton came from the question: ¿And if we could recycle the excess fabric in a new design? Working closely with a former supplier in Turkey, They were saved during the year 1,5 tons in scraps 100% de algodón. Cotton was crushed, compressed, hairstyle, yarn, tissue, dyeing and built in a new style; una sudadera 100% cotton reused.

One of the things that I like is that they do not treat this release as something "special", but they have integrated into their usual collection, And adapted usual prices on their products! The collection consists of a sweatshirt from hombre (55€), mujer (55€) y children (29€) in a palette of yellow tones.

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They claim from the mark, «COS creative teams continuously focus on innovative and inspiring designs, either through some draping, cutting patterns in a garment or developing as hand painting an impression. Innovation in the development of materials is critical to this process«.

How gets reused cotton?

According to explained in the blog Sustainable Fashion. «The recycled cotton combining together the remnants of clothing manufacturing. These scrap pieces are processed to form fibers that can be woven creating a new cotton fabric or combined with other fabrics«. To achieve this the remains are classified and grouped by color to make the new cotton and recycled in different colors.

Moreover, Cotton reused in not only taking advantage material that would be discarded as a basis for recycling, but their conversion process, claim, «It is environmentally friendly since it uses no new cotton, or dyes or harsh chemicals. It is also less harmful to the environment because it avoids the processes of collection, dyed yarn and, In addition to cost less time, energy and money«.