Recover® yarn - Riley Studio

Recover® Yarn

Textile waste is a huge global problem and the textile industry has a significant impact on the environment due to its land, water and energy intensive operations. At Riley Studio, we try and source recycled yarns as much as we can and we’re proud to work with Recover® recycled yarns.

What is it?

We currently use Recover Blue® in some of our products. It is one of Hilaturas Ferre’s most iconic yarns and it is 100% recycled, crafted from recycled cotton and recycled polyester from plastic bottles.

How is it made?

Recover® yarn is made in Spain by Hilaturas Ferre, who have been recycling materials since 1947, but it was in 2015 that the mill launched its Recover Upcycled Textile System. After years of research and development they now collect and sort textile waste from all over the world, cutting and shredding it down to produce a new fibre that feeds into their industrial spinning process. The process is mechanical and they have managed to optimise it to keep the fibre as long as possible, ensuring it remains strong and of a high quality.

One of the best bits though, is that they don’t use any dyes, eliminating the use of water and chemicals. Incredibly, they take the colour already in the textile waste and they are able to blend it with carrier fibres to make almost any colour you want. 

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Why have we chosen to use it?

One of our aims is to help tackle our global waste crisis. By using recycled materials, we are able to alleviate pressure on virgin resources and reduce our environmental impact. All products made out of Recover® textiles can be recycled at the end of their life cycle, returning into the system for a closed loop production cycle. Hilaturas Ferre scored the best on the Higg Index, proving that they make the lowest-impact cotton yarns in the global market. According to Hilaturas Ferre, you can save up to 15,000 litres of water using 1 kg of Recover® fibre, compared to 1kg of conventional dyed cotton fibre.

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What products are made from it?

‘Feel Good’ Classic Hoodie in White

MBR Classic Sweatshirt

Oversized Hoodie in Black

Certifications Include

Certificates include Global Recycled Standard, Global Compact and Oeko-Tex Standard 100.

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