Sustainability Series: eco-friendly blank wholesale clothing16 May 2022
It’s no secret that fast fashion has a devastating environmental and social impact. In fact, the fashion industry is the second largest industrial polluter after aviation, producing 92 million tonnes of waste and accounts for up to 10% of global pollution.
A system-wide transition is needed immediately to reduce environmental costs of the fashion industry, and everyone can do their bit. At Elite Labels, sustainability involves addressing the entire system through which the product is delivered as well as life cycle of a product, from where and how it is made – offering our clients eco-friendly products is just the tip of the iceberg.
Environmentally conscious blank garments
Collectively, the biggest difference we can make is changing our habits. As part of our work with streetwear fashion brand Kooky Klub, we used environmentally blank garments from Recycled Clothing Co. to then print transfers and appliqués on to.
Recycled Clothing Co. share our same values and beliefs – as well as being conveniently located in Leicester city centre. Their t-shirts, hoodies, joggers and sweatshirts are openly sourced from hand selected and accredited partners, giving complete transparency throughout all manufacturing processes. As a result, their garments are Global Organic Textile Standard certified, and also hold Walt Disney FAMA, Global Recycled Standard and Sedex certifications.
The plastics in our clothes are one of the leading causes of plastics found in our oceans and 70 million barrels of oil per year are used to make polyester fibres. Every Recycled Clothing Co. product is responsibly sourced and made from 100% recycled materials. The polyester content in Recycled Clothing Co. garments are made from recycled plastic bottles and the cotton is regenerated from recycled garments or material destined for landfill. Using recycled cotton save 20,000 litres of water per kilogram of cotton and reduces energy use.
Get 15% off your first Recycled Clothing Co. order
Recycled Clothing Co. makes responsibly manufactured clothing for wholesale markets. If you’re interested in exploring their products further, you’ll need to register for an account, where new customers will receive 15% off their first order.