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The Textile Industry
The textile industry was one of the first industries to develop and it has been an important part of the worldwide economic activity for centuries.
Over the last few decades, globalisation and the emergence of fast fashion or pronto moda, linked to a change in the consumption habits of textile products, has led to a rapid growth of the textile sector.
Contrary to what might seem reasonable, the tendency of many manufacturers has been to produce poor quality fabrics at low prices. This has created a need to constantly renew our clothes which has encouraged a rapid, massive and disposable textile consumption.
Once again, the 'throwaway' model is gaining ground.
The textile industry, after the oil industry, is the second most polluting industry on the planet and generates more CO2 emissions than all the world's maritime and air transport.
Furthermore, it is one of the industries that consumes the most water resources and generates the most water pollution due to the chemicals used in the production and dyeing process of fabrics.
On the other hand, more than half of the world's textile production ends up in landfills in less than a year and a large part of this is incinerated, producing even more CO2 emissions and releasing pollutants.
The environmental problems generated by pollution from the textile industry are evident and the data are alarming:
- The textile industry produces around 1.7 billion tonnes of CO2 per year, which is approximately 10% of global CO2 emissions.
- The textile industry is responsible for 20% of industrial water pollution in the world.
- It takes 7,500 litres of water to produce a pair of jeans.
- Around 80 billion garments are produced worldwide each year.
- The equivalent of a garbage truck full of disposal clothing is thrown away every second into landfills.
- 75% of the clothes we throw away end up in landfills.
- Less than 1% of the materials used in the manufacture of new clothess are recycled.
The use of sustainable fabrics for the manufacture of textile products is part of the solution to the great environmental problem generated by this industry.
There are two types of sustainable fibres: natural fibres from environmentally friendly sources or those from recycled materials.
The use of recycled textile fibres has multiple benefits:
- Fewer resources (such as water and energy) are needed to manufacture recycled fibres than conventional fibres
- We reduce the amount of waste in landfills
- We lengthen the life cycle of materials
- In addition to used clothing and other discarded textile products, other materials such as water bottles or fishing nets can be recycled for the manufacture of fabrics
We offer sustainable blankets with cheerful and creative designs that provide high comfort and warmth.
Our blankets made from recycled fibres are of good quality, with a pleasant feel and are durable.
We believe that circular economy, extending the life cycle of materials and reuse and recycling should be a constant in our present.
We work daily to improve our products and to avoid the use of plastics in our packaging.