The Suit Sustainable Lab collection is a way to minimize our environmental footprint by using a conscious selection of sustainable materials, such as organic cotton, recycled polyester and tencel.
Recycled polyester, or rPET, is made from post-consumer recycled plastic soda and water bottles, food containers, unusable second quality polyester fabrics and worn out polyester garments. The polyester in these items is broken down and re-spun into virgin quality polyester fiber. Using rPET reduces dependency on oil, utilizes waste, creates less air, soil and water contamination, and cuts out the need for a virgin polyester manufacturing industry.
Organic cotton is obtained from cotton grown from non-GMO seed,
without the use of any harmful or synthetic chemicals, pesticides or herbicides. This method of growing cotton supports biodiversity, healthy eco-systems, improves the quality of soil and uses less water than the cultivation of conventional cotton. Growing organic cotton does require more time, knowledge and skill.
Tencel is a biosynthetic fiber made from the cellulose-rich pulp of rapidly growing eucalyptus trees. Tencel is produced through a closed-loop process where nearly 100% of the water and non-toxic solvents used are re-used. The resulting fiber can be spun into high quality yarn that is used for anything from underwear to sheets, jersey fabrics and even denim. Tencel drapes well, is soft, breathable, moisture-wicking and entirely biodegradable.
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