18/1 COTTON SINGLE JERSEY
US STANDARD APPAREL’s ECOCYCLE® Program launched in November. The entire range is produced using ECOCYCLE® yarn: 50% recycled, 50% BCI (Better Cotton Initiative), 100% cotton yarn from premium Spanish mill Belda Lloréns. US STANDARD APPAREL will be the sole worldwide manufacturer ofering ECOCYCLE® natural yarns. US STANDARD APPAREL is utilizing a closed-loop system in partnership with Belda Lloréns. Every month all of our knitting and garment production waste, that would otherwise end up in a landfill, is shipped back to Belda Lloréns to be broken down into ECOCYCLE® yarn. As the United States is a net import country, these ships will be going back to Spain regardless, so there is no additional carbon footprint created. ECOCYCLE® yarn is produced at the Belda Lloréns facility in Alicante, Spain, which is 75% powered by solar energy, and comes with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and Global Recycled Standard certificates. The yarn’s 50% recycled component is sourced from Belda Lloréns’ recycling partners, who mechanically recycle cotton fabrics that have been sourced in Europe and the United States. Every pound of ECOCYCLE® yarn saves 5.46 square miles of land cultivation, 2,024 gallons of water, 14.90 kWh of electricity and 7.85 lbs of CO2 compared to conventionally grown cotton. The Better Cotton Initiative is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable production methods among cotton producers. The virgin fibers of ECOCYCLE® yarn have been produced within the BCI system, which ensures that they've been harvested in a way that cares for soil health, water supplies and biodiversity, with low impact from fertilizers and pesticides. US STANDARD APPAREL ofers a full range of 100% ECOCYCLE® cotton tees, hoodies, crewnecks, sweatpants and sweat shorts that are knit, cut & sewn, and garment dyed in Los Angeles. Thus far, most recycled cotton products have been notable . ECOCYCLE® is an amazing product... . because they’re recycled that happens to be recycled.