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2019.06.27

Sustainable fabrics for up-to-day fashion

Recycle, reuse and reduce, does it ring a bell? We are sure it does because this rule of the three ´R´s or 3R is a proposal popularized by Greenpeace that aims to develop responsible consumption habits among people. Maybe you wonder, what does this have to do with a corporate fashion company like Norvil? Well, much more than you could imagine.

As you already know, at Norvil we care about the environment and the earth's resources. For this reason, we have developed Oxígeno, a collection 100% made with recycled and organic fabrics that it will be launched in September. 

As you may have some doubts about the manufacture of clothing with sustainable materials, we would like to provide you with a little more information.

What types of fabrics do we use?

At Norvil we do not want to leave a mark on the environment, but on people. This is the reason why we do not give up in our efforts to improve our fabrics and products in the most efficient way possible. That said, we have incorporated sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled fabrics and KAPOK to the manufacture of our corporate wear.

  • Organic cotton: This product is grown without chemical pesticides, fertilizers and its seeds are not genetically modified. During the farming process, natural practices such as crop rotation and animal fertilizers are used. The pests are controlled by 100% biological methods and the cotton is collected by hand, in this way its production does not pollute the environment.
  • Recycled fabric: Synthetic fabrics such as polyester or polyamide can be produced from recycled objects such as plastic bottles. In this way we help prevent the accumulation of plastics and we give them a second-life.
  • KAPOK fabric: It is a natural fiber fabric known as "silk cotton" that is obtained from a tropical plant in Southeast Asia and Africa. When this fabric is mixed with other fabrics, this gives rise to high quality cloth without the need to use chemical treatments and it can save a lot of water in the manufacturing process.
  • For example, we can save 3,000 liters of water to manufacture 4 shirts if we use a 70% cotton and 30% kapok composition in comparison to using a 100% cotton composition. This results in relevant savings of natural resources.
  • Sustainable buttons: Yes, even our buttons are sustainable. The suiting line of the Oxygen collection has organic cotton buttons and recycled paper buttons.

For our Oxygen collection we have opted for the use of these three types of fabrics, among others that we will add in the future. We also make sure that the organic fabrics that we use in this collection are GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile Standard). The GOTS standard certifies that both the way of obtaining the raw material and the production processes are responsible with the environment and, in turn, the consumer obtains the necessary information regarding fabric controls.

This is just a step forward among the many that we will take in our mission of taking care of the environment and offer the best quality to our customers.