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Secondary raw materials

THE MOST SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES ARE THOSE ALREADY PRODUCED

We believe in a future where there is no longer need to produce new textile raw materials but it is possible to reuse all those that have already been produced and then forgotten.

Rifò's goal is to create recycled and recyclable products.

Recycled cashmere

The recycled cashmere wool yarn we use is produced through a mechanical process developed in Prato centuries ago. Its composition is 95% recycled cashmere and 5% recycled wool.

Collection: The cashmere used to be recycled can have two origins: it can come from old clothing (post-consumer) or from industrial waste (pre-consumer).

Selection: In both cases the old knits and scraps of fabrics are selected by color and then reduced to the fiber state through a carding process.

Spinning and coloring: The raw material is then spun again, obtaining an already colored product that drastically reduces water consumption. Only in some cases it can be dyed to obtain brighter colors that otherwise we could hardly obtain from the pure regeneration process.

Certification: Global Recycled Standard, OEKO TEX.

Virgin cashmere can be recycled for at least 3 times

Features: Breathable, Thermoregulator, Biodegradable, Very soft, to be washed carefully to prevent shrinkage

Manufacturer: Filpucci SPA 

Origin: Italy

Recycled wool

This wool yarn is 100 percent recycled and produced without a further use of water and dyes, thanks to the careful sorting carried out by hand by the cenciaioli, our artisans of textile recycling.

Collection: The wool used in recycling comes from old (post-consumer) clothing.

Sorting: Old garments are sorted by color and then reduced to fiber status through a carding process.

Spinning and dyeing: The resulting material is then spun again, leading to an already dyed product that drastically cuts down on water consumption.

 

Certification: Global Recycled Standard, OEKO TEX.

Virgin wool is recyclable for at least 3 cycles. 

Features: Breathable, Temperature regulating, Biodegradable, Very soft. Must be washed carefully to prevent shrinkage.

Manufacturer: Filpucci SPA

Origin: Italy

Carded wool cloth

The carded wool cloth is regenerated and woven in Prato, as per tradition. Its composition is 62% regenerated wool, 38% regenerated polyamide.

Collection: The wool used comes from industrial pre-consumer fabric waste.

Selection: The industrial scraps are selected by color and then reduced to fiber through a carding process.

Spinning and coloring: The material obtained is then spun again and a new fabric is produced through the yarn, obtaining an already colored product that drastically reduces the consumption of water.

Certification: Global Recycled Standard

The woolen cloth can be regenerated for 1 time.

Features: Breathable, Thermoregulator, Very soft, to be washed professionally in a laundry.

Manufacturer: Mapel SPA

Origin: Italy

Recycled cotton from textile waste

Recycled cotton is produced from textile waste, which are then shredded and transformed again into a yarn. Its coloring process can generally take place through the upstream selection of industrial waste, saving water. On the other hand the yarn can be dyed again to obtain particular colors. We weave this yarn together with small percentages of natural cotton to produce the beautiful textures of beach towels and shawls. Unlike wool, cotton has a short fiber, for this reason it must be strengthened with a virgin fiber or a recycled synthetic fiber.

Certification: Global Recycled Standard, OEKO TEX

Features: breathable, to be washed carefully to prevent shrinkage

Cotton is regenerable for 1 cycle

Manufacturer: Marchi e Fildi 

Origine: Italy

Cotton recycled from old jeans

We use the yarn recycled from old jeans to produce fresh cotton sweaters but also fabrics and garments in recycled denim. In this case, as for the recycling of the old jeans garments, the process takes place in Prato by tearing the old clothes up and trimming the material obtained.

The colors cover various shades of blue and light blue. The large quantities of old pants needed for the recycling process does not allow to create shades of gray-black or white jeans. Also in this case the consumption of water for coloring is almost nothing. To make the garment sturdy and maximize its durability it is often necessary to insert a small amount of natural cotton, around 15%. Whether it's a sweater or a jacket, garments made with recycled denim yarn behave just like denim trousers: they stiffen after the wash and then soften again by wearing them, adapting to the shape of the body. 

Certification: Recycled Claim Standard

Features: Breathable, fresh, biodegradable, flexible fiber that shrinks when washed.

Denim cotton can be recycled for 1 cycle

Manufacturer: Pinori Filati Spa

Origine: Italy

Recycled and organic cotton

This yarn is 50% recycled cotton from pre-consumer industrial cotton waste, and 50% of virgin but organic cotton. This two materials allow a considerable saving of water, since organic cotton is grown respecting the environment, without pesticides and avoiding the impoverishment of the soil. We have succeeded in creating products that are completely made from natural and breathable fibers.

Certifications: OEKO TEX 100, Global Recycled Standard

Virgin cotton can be recycled at least once

Features: Breathable, biodegradable and thermoregulator thanks to the 100% natural composition

Manufacturer: Belda Llorence 

Origine: Spain

Recyled silk

The recycled silk we use comes from the processing of virgin mulberry silk waste. This yarn is made from 100% recycled silk and can be defined as cruelty free, as to produce it industrial waste has been given new life and no silkworms have been sacrificed. 

We have chosen to keep the natural color of this yarn, in order to consume 4 times less water.

Virgin silk can be recycled at least once

Features: Breathable and thermoregulator thanks to the 100% natural composition. Fresh for the summer and warm in winter. Biodegradable.

Manufacturer: Torcitura di Domaso

Origine: European Union

Labels and accessories

We leave nothing to chance: even for the labels we insert inside our garments we choose recycled and recyclable materials. Our composition labels and branded labels are all made and applied on garments through recycled polyester yarn. We make our labels internally or we buy them from artisans and local companies, so we can be sure of the materials with which they are made.

Certifications: Global Recycled Standard, OEKO TEX 100 

Polyester can be recycled indefinitely

For any other request and information you can write to ciao@rifo-lab.com