FildiUSA, the largest producer of recycled cotton yarn in North America, announces that Ecotec®, the company’s recycled cotton-blend yarn, has been granted Control Union’s Global Recycle Standard. The Global Recycle Standard validates both the yarns’ recycled content and the sustainable and socially responsible manner in which they are produced. Fildi is the first yarn company in the United States to earn this recognition.
Ecotec recycled cotton-blend yarns are made from new, pre-consumer cotton textile scraps that would otherwise be discarded in landfills. The repurposed fabric scraps are collected from cutting operations, sorted by color, reprocessed, blended, and re-spun into yarns. Not only is landfill waste eliminated, but, because the cotton fabric scraps are already colored, the yarns can skip the dyeing process, saving water and reducing environmental effluents. Repurposing the cotton fabric scraps also saves the land, water, and pesticides associated with growing new cotton.
Available in a full assortment of stock and custom colors, spinning counts, and blends, Ecotec yarns make bright, durable knit and woven fabrics that can be used in apparel, home textiles, and a variety of applications. In addition to being GRS certified, Ecotec yarns are also Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified to be free from more than 100 substances believed to be dangerous to human health.