Did you ever ask yourself what happens with the overproduction of the fashion industry? Textile industry, by itself, is the 4th biggest CO2 producer in the world (Les amis de la Terre, 2023). Ecofino’s team is determined to bring a positive change in the shoe industry and we think that this starts with the materials in which our shoes are being made from. Today, discover JORDAN, our sneaker made from recycled textile.
Here’s some interesting facts to start with. The textile that we use to create our sneaker is coming from the overproduction of the fashion industry worldwide. It is composed of 50% cotton and 50% polyester. For its production, it requires 0% use of clean water, produces 0% CO2 emissions and contains no harmful chemicals.
Our supplier and the recycled textile are certified Global Recycled Standard. The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a voluntary product standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in a final product. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content and labeling.
To learn more, we invite you to discover their website : Global Recycled Standard | SCS Global Services
Another interesting certification is Eurofins. It is a worldwide laboratory testing service that is a world leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and agroscience.
To learn more, we invite you to discover their website : Worldwide laboratory testing services - Eurofins Scientific
Finally, the OEKO-TEX Standard certification acknowledges that our textile is made without any harmful chemicals and is harmless to human health. It is one of the world's 100th best known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances.
To learn more, we invite you to discover their website : OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100
By using this material for the creation of our JORDAN sneaker, we take part in the circular economy. If you’ve never heard of the term, it is explained by the fact that the waste of one gets transformed into the resources for another. In our case, clothing that came from overproduction is becoming our first ressource to create the textile that composes JORDAN. Curious to learn more about circular economy? Read this blog post : WHAT IS CIRCULAR ECONOMY
How is it made
Our manufacturers buy overproduction waste all over the world, then, these clothes are separated by color groups, since their fibers will be extracted. With these fibers, we are able to create threads that will be put all together to create pieces of recycled textile. That is why, when you take a closer look at your sneaker, you see different colors in the textile! Awesome, right?