Berta Recycled Denim Shorts
Berta high-waisted shorts are made from old jeans that have been recycled, transformed into a new yarn and then into a new, sustainable denim canvas with a low impact on the planet. These women's bermuda shorts are stylish and fresh, they mark the waistline and fit loose on the leg.
- Back elastic waistband
- Wide denim canvas
- Nickel free zip closure
- Internal details edged with white ribbon
COMPOSITION: 80% recycled cotton, 15% natural cotton and 5% other fibres. What are other fibres? The yarn from hems and other trimmings in old recycled garments that cannot be traced.
WASHING CARE: To take care of recycled jeans wash them at 30 degrees with the delicates programme or by hand.
The garments in recycled denim fabric were manufactured in Prato. The recycled fabric is made from RCS (Recycled Claim Standard) yarn, and has been designed and studied entirely by Rifò and woven by the looms of local producers. A creation process that takes place at 360 degrees and within a distance of just a few kilometres from our office.
For every purchase on our online shop, we will donate 2€ to the social impact project Nei nostri panni, cenciaiolis to be, which aims to create a school for ragmen, the artisans of textile recycling. Every donation will support the training of young people coming from the local immigrant reception centres.
FOR EU COUNTRIES: Free standard shipping in 3-5 days for all orders over 150€. Size change and free returns within 60 days. For other shipping times and costs see our table. You can choose Repack, the reusable packaging.
2 YEARS LOVE LASTS WARRANTY: All Rifò garments are handcrafted with passion, respecting high quality standards. If you ever find some manufacturing imperfection in Rifò products, we will repair them and return them to you as new. For more information visit this page.
The full skirt in recycled jeans
How it was made
The recycled jeans shorts Berta are 100% cotton. To be precise: 80% recycled denim, 15% virgin cotton to increase resistance and 5% other fibers, resulting from the trimmings and non-traceable details of old regenerated jeans.
Lightweight and soft for summer, the fabric we created with this yarn is a beautiful denim canvas, which look the same on both the front and the reverse.
To make each Rifò denim garment we estimate that they have been recycled from two to five pairs of old jeans consuming only 80 liters of water, against the 3000 required by an identical virgin cotton garment. The result is a reduction of roughly 87% water consumption, 77% energy and 93% CO2.
Who made it
Silvia and Lucia. Mother and daughter, two generations of the same company. For years they have been carrying on the tradition of tailoring and developing cut and sewn garments in Prato.