FABRICS

OUR SUSTAINABLE FABRICS

HEMP & ORGANIC COTTON

The R4 Concept heavyweight hoodies are made from hemp and certified organic cotton. Both fabrics require no pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals to grow. Garments comprising hemp show a range of explicit benefits in comfort and durability, all the while promoting economic and environmental sustainability. The cotton in the yarn is processed in line with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which ensures the organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing, and up to labeling.

BAMBOO

The R4 lightweight t-shirts are made from OEKO-TEX certified bamboo, one of the Earth's fastest growing plants. Requiring no pesticides, fertilisers or herbicides to grow, this naturally renewable plant absorbs CO2 two times faster than conventional trees and generates 35% more oxygen than most plants and trees. Its incredible strength and durability allow it to be used in various industries while its versatility provides a perfect habitat for countless species and forests. 

RECYCLED PLASTIC

The R4 bucket hats are made from GRS certified recycled polyester, which consists of polymers obtained by recycling plastic bottles. Its production requires 70% less energy and generates 54% fewer CO2 emissions than virgin polyester. By producing from post-consumer waste, plastic waste is removed from landfills and oceans, therefore inhibiting soil contamination and water pollution. 

ORGANIC COTTON

The R4 tote bags are made from certified organic cotton. GOTS and Fairtrade certified, the organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful synthetic chemicals and is 80% rain-fed. Its production requires 62% less energy and generates 48% fewer CO2 emissions than conventional cotton. The organic agricultural standards also prevent over-fertilisation and acidification of land and water.  

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FACTORIES

HEMP & OC COLLECTION

Portugal. Equipped with excellent technical and human resources, the textile company focuses on both people and the environment as the main targets of company decisions, always striving for improvement and excellence.

BAMBOO COLLECTION

Turkey. The textile company focuses on sustainable textile products made from a range of sustainable fabrics from its own agricultural projects. Involved in each step of the garments' production, it is Turkey's first company to have developed a fully sustainable fabric line-up. 

ORGANIC COTTON COLLECTION 

UK, India. The UK-based company is Europe's leading trade-supplier of eco-friendly and ethical bags. While the printing occurs in the UK, the fabric is sourced in India, where certifications ensure ethically responsible and sustainable business practices.

RECYCLED PLASTIC COLLECTION

Italy, China. Sustainability is at the heart of the Italian headwear company. With yearly Sustainability reports and its own code of conduct, the company prioritises growth that respects the rhythms of the planet and rely on a cradle-to-cradle approach. While the printing occurs in Italy, the fabric is sourced in China, where certifications ensure health, safety and equity to all the people who participate in the company's supply chain.

CERTIFICATIONS

In order to ensure high ethical and social standards, our factories are certified with one or more of the following:

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