Sustainability


 

LABwerkz Company is doing our part to help the environment by using sustainable and natural yarns in our collections.  It is a small step with helping our planet and LABeanie Co. encourages everyone to do their part.

Why Organic Cotton

  • Conventional cotton uses 16%-25% more pesticides and herbicides than any other crop with some of these chemicals being the most deadly in the world for people with sensitive skin, allergies, and chemical sensitivities. 
  • Runoff from conventional cotton fields is bad news.
  • Choosing organic keeps deadly chemicals out of waterways and off the land.
  • Organic is better for farmers and their families. They deserve to live free of toxic, carcinogenic chemicals.
  • Organic cotton is softer and more durable—going through less processing, with no chemicals to weaken fibers. 
  • It feels better and last longer.

Why Recover Yarn

  • 1 trillion kWh of electricity and up to 9 trillion liters of water.       
  • 10-20% of all textiles in fashion industry are estimated to be waste.
  • Up to 95% of the textiles that are landfilled each year could be recycled. 
  • Recover up-cycled over 8,786,168 RPET bottles in 2019.             
  • 70% of PET bottles are not recycled, ending up in landfills or oceans. 
  • PET is 100% recyclable and can be used for new textile products.  
  • Conventional dye processing is particularly high-volume, high-impact source of water pollution and CO2, and uses a large variety of toxic chemicals.            
In 2019 saved: 
  • 39.8 billion + liters of water.
  • 54,479 tons of CO2, emissions.
  • 142 million kWh in 2019.
  • 2,926 + tons of toxic chemicals
  • The textile industry requires massive inputs of land for raw material production and fabric manufacturing. Such land use is a major drive of biodiversity loss, recover yarn saved over 6,690,845 m2 of land space.

In 2019 Recover Upcycled:

  • 2,690 + tons of textile waste.
  • 8,786,168 + RPET bottles.
  • Recover uses zero dyestuffs or chemicals in the processing of recover cotton fiber.  

This is why we use recover and naturals yarns in our products.