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This Is How Baggu Recycles Its Cotton

by: Well Made Clothes Staff | 2 years ago | News

Image: Inside the Baggu studio. Image source

According to Baggu founder Emily Sugihara, the brand’s mission is simple: “to make bags that fill many needs, are well-designed, are as affordable as possible and are produced in a way that’s mindful of the environment.” Committed to sustainability and minimising waste wherever possible, the label’s cotton bags are recycled from pre-consumer waste, which means that the company helps to divert fabric scraps away from landfill and breathe new life into them. But how does Baggu actually recycle its cotton?

Sugihara says that the pre-consumer cotton scraps are recycled by a partner mill in China and there is no chemical or liquid of any kind used throughout the process. “We only use 100 percent recycled cotton, made from pre-consumer waste,” she explains, adding that “the recycled cotton program came about when my mom designed the Duck bag — she thought it was the "paper bag" equivalent to Baggu’s ‘plastic bag.’ I did a lot of research into the greenest way to use cotton — recycled cotton was definitely it.”

With that in mind, Baggu’s cotton bags seem like the answer to all of our summertime wardrobe needs. You can live your most sustainable life and shop the full range of the brand’s recycled cotton totes, backpacks and weekenders over here.

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