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Uniqlo jacket use 100% recycled down

Tue 15 Dec 2020 | 12:18 pm GMT
Michelle Urquhart | Products of Change Writer

Uniqlo jackets are made from recycled down

Jackets are made from recycled down that customers return to Uniqlo stores as part of its recycling programme A new line of down jackets from fashion retailer Uniqlo, are made from down that has been recycled by customers returning old down and feather garments into stores. The precious down has been harvested from these garments and re-used in the jackets. It is all part of Re.Uniqlo: Uniqlo’s mission to recycle and reuse clothing. As well as collecting down and feathers from unwanted clothing, Uniqlo works with NGOs to distribute second-hand clothing collected in store to people in need worldwide in the form of emergency clothing aid for refugee camps and disaster areas. Earlier this year Uniqlo released a range of polo shirts and fleeces made from polyester made from recycled PET bottles. And the company has changed the way it makes jeans, using 99% less water than traditional jeans finishing. Natural pumice is typically used in the denim industry to give that classic stone-washed look. However pumice disintegrates over time, requiring large amounts of water to wash away the powdery residue. Uniqlo uses powderless eco-stones, which give the same look while drastically reducing the number of washes.
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