Cotton is an amazing material, but it has a high environmental cost. Did you know that one t-shirt uses 2700 litres of water to produce? That’s enough to sustain one person for 900 days! (Source WWF). Therefore we believe it should never be wasted, and should always be used to make products that last.
Our buying choices now will affect the future of the planet for our children, so we decided to manufacture the most sustainable cellular blanket we could, making use of our cotton offcuts to ensure the planet’s precious resources are not wasted. The resulting “Super Blanket” has taken a circular journey which we would like to share with you.
Saving waste and water.
Manufacturing Glovesheets creates unavoidable material off-cuts as a by-product, both at the cutting table, and at the sewing machines. These have always been saved and recycled, but now they are used to make something Super!
We have our off-cuts deconstructed and spun into new super-soft blanket yarns, without water or chemicals, just incorporating a small amount of synthetic fiber for strength. This is then woven in the UK by another family business to make the cellular material.
At the end of its circular journey, the woven material is cut, sewn, and packed in our Dormansland factory. The finishing touch is the satin trim, which uses baby-safe recycled polyester, made from recycled post-consumer plastic such as water bottles.
A great example of eco-friendly circular manufacturing, plus, these recycled cotton cellular blankets are designed to last. A robust product that doesn’t need replacing has less environmental impact, and saves the consumer money in the long term as well!