During the production of recycled cotton, fabrics from leftover materials are threaded up and woven into new fabric. The big benefit of this method is an affordable bag given a second life. It’s also one way we can keep so much material from being wasted without being used.
When cotton bags are made, they are punched out like gingerbread molds, leaving unused pieces. This leftover fabric is bought from different factories and can be in different qualities and colors. This variation brings exciting structure to our recycled cotton bags. It also means that a dyed black bag made from recycled fabric becomes graphite grey, because the cotton threads cannot absorb new color as efficiently when it was previously dyed. For tailor-made bags that need dying - ask us!