TO REDUCE WASTE
Every year, an estimated 92 million tons of textile waste are generated globally, and over 4 million tons end up in landfill across Europe. But what if some of that waste could be transformed into new products? That’s what we’re doing at Stanley/Stella with our first recycled cotton T-shirts.
Our RE-Creator and RE-Blaster T-shirts are the next steps on our journey towards a more circular production model. Made from 50% recycled organic cotton taken from our own cutting waste and 50% undyed virgin organic cotton, these GRS-certified styles are our most sustainable garments yet.
OF A RE-STYLE
Our cutting waste is collected and transported to a spinning mill where it is finely shredded before being blended with virgin organic cotton. These fibres are twisted and spun into new yarn. This yarn is then knitted to create the fabric we use for our RE-styles.
When we blend undyed virgin organic cotton with our own white, black and blue organic cotton waste, it creates a natural heather effect – our Re-White, Re-Black and Re-Navy. By eliminating the dyeing process, we not only reduce our use of chemicals, but also drastically reduce the amount of water used per garment.
RECYCLED VS VIRGIN COTTON
Using recycled cotton already saves precious resources when compared with virgin organic cotton. And when compared with virgin conventional cotton, the savings are even greater – every kilo of recycled yarn corresponds to a saving of 20,000 litres of water, 200 grams of pesticides and fertilisers, 2.7 grams of dyes and chemicals, as well as reduced energy use and CO2 emissions.
The mixed composition of recycled and virgin organic cotton means the shades of our RE-Creator and RE-Blaster may vary slightly across production. Both styles offer excellent printability, though printability may differ from non-recycled styles – you can find full details in the respective printing guide.
The RE-Creator is our iconic unisex Creator remastered into a recycled version, while the RE-Blaster is a recycled version of our unisex oversized high-neck Blaster. Both styles are available in three colours: RE-Black, RE-Navy and RE-White.