Neela believes that embracing regenerated fibre is the most optimal method of upcycling fibre and reducing our environmental impact.
Here's how Neela is incorporating this to make a difference:
By regenerating fibre, we are reducing post-consumer waste, upcycling discarded materials, and reducing our impact on the environment.
It works by making plastic fabric behave like natural fibres, such as wool, where biodegradation can occur naturally.
By embedding biodegradable spots throughout the plastic matrix, microbes can access these spots as nutrient sources.
As one of the most recognized textile regeneration solutions, CiCLO® has earned the ECO passport from OEKO-TEX® as well as recognition from The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
Naia is made from sustainably sourced wood cellulose. Its low-impact manufacturing process, biodegradability, and ability to get upcycled makes it an eco-friendly option.
As shown on its sustainability page here, the company has a strong commitment to transparency with its manufacturers and consumers. On this page, you can learn more about their wood pulp supplier source and find infographics demonstrating these results.
We also offer fabrics made with Agraloop fiber, a bio-fibre made from leftover food and medicine crops.
Using a unique wet processing method, they can regenerate cellulose fibres from stems and leaves into soft bundles that can be spun into yarns.
We are striving to use these materials in our products and offer a more reasonable method of manufacturing for the denim industry. This will promote upcycling by recycling old materials into something new.
Our use of regenerated fibre is just one example of our efforts to reduce our environmental impact. Visit our blog section to learn more.