Pure Waste Sweatshirt Raglan Unisex - 100% Recycled Materials
The Pure Waste sweatshirt has raglan sleeves, a straight cut and a low hem. The inside is soft, brushed knitted fabric. The neck opening, sleeves and hem are ribbed. This unisex model is sold using men’s measurements. Women should choose one size smaller than usual.
Cotton farming is a serious strain on the environment. Growing a single kilogram of cotton calls for between 9,000 and 21,000 litres of clean irrigation water, depending on the location. Our classic sweatshirt is made of recycled cotton and plastic from recycled bottles rather than virgin cotton. Compared to an equivalent product made from virgin materials, making a sweatshirt from recycled materials uses 99% less water and generates 50% fewer CO2 emissions.
Pure Waste fabrics are made from 100% recycled materials. They are a blend of two materials: cotton collected from sewing mills or from discarded clothing, and polyester made from recycled PET bottles. Pure Waste does not dye its products or use harmful chemicals at any stage of production. All their raw materials also come from factories that comply with REACH legislation.
Pure Waste manufacturing happens mostly in low-risk countries India and Bangladesh, but also in Finland and Estonia. The factories used by Pure Waste are audited by the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) to make sure that norms regarding working conditions, best practices and product quality are followed.Pure Waste factories comply with local laws, including the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Pure Waste regularly visits their factories and supports the Corporate Social Responsibility Act.
Pure Waste managed to reduce its overall carbon footprint by 10% from 2019 to 2020. Their goal is to be carbon neutral by 2025 by finding the best offset method by 2023. More than 50% of the energy used by Pure Waste comes from renewable sources.