Did you know that 25% of all pesticides are used to produce all the cotton that is not organic? Also, did you know that 8,000 chemicals are used to make tissues? And 47% of the chemicals used to manufacture the tissues are considered carcinogenic to humans?
It is no secret that pesticides contribute significantly to the decrease in the population of bees and also cause the death of 67 million birds annually.
The production of tissues can also cause irreversible environmental damage, as 66% of the impact of the garment on the environment takes place after production.
When you read and recapacitas on these figures you can’t help thinking about the damage that we do to the environment when we wear our garments. From Garment Printing we are very aware of this situation and therefore seek and focus on sources of clothing alternatives that can sustain and protect our planet. But this is possible?
The answer is Yes! A clear example is our ecological sport line.
If your goal is to be a more ecological corridor, normal cotton is a bad choice. As we have said previously they used pesticides in the production process, creating large amounts of pollution and our habitat.
Here is where organic cotton wins because it is produced without using chemicals -toxic, is biodegradable and it is very useful for running by your absorbent tissue.
The disadvantage? It is not recommended for long distance racing.
Running Top Score – 4/10
Eco-friendly Score – 8/10
Yes, you heard well, bamboo. Bamboo is a material that is created from bamboo grass stalks. This herb is known for speed incredible that grows and creates a super soft and comfortable fabric. It is produced without the use of chemicals, being a great choice of fantastic and ecological everyday clothing.
Is a tissue thermodynamic , antimicrobial and blocks UV rays -perfect for runners!
Bamboo burned also makes the tissue more anti-microbial, which means that it does not smell, so you can do running without any concern for the smell.
The disadvantage? Honestly, there are none. Bamboo is eco-friendly, reusable and blocks UV rays and that means it is the perfect fabric for ecological t-shirts and sportswear.
Running Top Score–9/10
Polyester is a synthetic fabric that is often used by everyone. The process of manufacture it involves the use of petrochemical and other very toxic chemicals, meaning that it can not be decomposed naturally and it is a nightmare for the environment.
The advantage of polyester is that it is an excellent fabric to make running because you can design it to absorb moisture effectively and then dries super quickly. This means that polyester is a mix of the best and worst – worst for the media environment, the best for running.
However, if you start using also recycled polyester there is an ecological choice. In addition, today’s companies produce clothing made from recycled polyester, plastic and even sportswear recycled bottles such as . This means that fewer resources are used and thus you are protecting the environment that does not decompose naturally.
Running Top Score – 10/10
Eco-Friendly Score – 8/10
Tencel is the name for a fiber called Lyocell. Is manufactured by the company Lenzing AG. As you call him, Tencel or Tencel, is a sustainable fabric produced from wood pulp. It has a bamboo-like touch, however, Tencel is known to be one of the woven greener because it is grown in a sustainable way.
Tencel is obtained from the eucalyptus trees that are grown on farms and are not carried from forests where trees are treated with pesticides. It is a totally natural and ecological fabric.
The Tencel fibre is spun and then woven – why is known for its tact soft and properties resistant and absorbent . Also the garments don’t wrinkle.
Running Top Score – 8/10
There are many different tissues which exist but do not appear in this list. But in reality, the four we have mentioned are the best in terms of creating a green t-shirt, made in a sustainable way.
While the organic cotton is not as comfortable for a sports Jersey, it is a good choice for the environment.
Recycled materials is a good choice but the disadvantage is creating original polyester because it is one of the materials in the textile industry that does the most damage.
For Garment Printing, the winner is bamboo . This is thanks to its natural such as thermodynamic, anti-microbial properties and its ability to block UV rays while you practice running. Is definitely the winner to keep you dry and with the feeling of freshness.
What else can you do?
When you participate in a race, a marathon or other sporting event, creates clothes custom such as t-shirts that your cause, company or brand stands out. And if you want to protect the environment at the same time, choose the technique screen printing water that uses non-toxic inks and solvents.
To help protect the environment, we have excellent ecological printing techniques that use water-based inks.
Water screen printing is a process that you should consider if you want to keep your ecological approach when you decide to customize your clothes. Using inks with water-based, many of the chemicals that are already produced through traditional printing methods do not exist.
If you want to produce green jerseys for your next sporting event, do not hesitate to contact us today and find out without any compromise on our line of organic clothing and printing techniques that we use.