Castor Bean Oil Derived Yarn:
Products currently using this fabric:
- Clean Range Performance T-Shirt
- Clean Range Performance Tank-Top
- Leggings – in combination with BCI cotton (more information to be revealed shortly)
About the Plant:
- Castor Bean is a renewable plant that grows on marginal and PTE-polluted lands not suitable for food crops (non-arable land)
- It survives in conditions under which other crops would be severely damaged, allowing seed production with little/no irrigation.
- The plant has fast growth and high biomass production which reduces the time required for phytoremediation (using plants to clean up soil, air and water contaminated with hazardous contaminants)
- The plant is grown in India, producing jobs for local communities on land which would otherwise be un-arable for food crop growth.
The process from plant growth to the fabric:
Following growth, the plant is transported to Germany where the oil is extracted from the bean and a complex polymer conversion process occurs, this is then sent to its final destination in the fabric process in Italy. At this stage, the highly technical EVO® yarn is sent for finishing and dyeing.
Life Cycle Assessment Data Analysis:
Data from our supply chain on life cycle assessment at each key point in the fabric production process. The key headlines of this data include:
- 2,500 lt water saved for each 1000 mt fabric produced in the dyeing and finishing stage – 25% reduction from a standard polyamide
- 98kw/h and 19kg CO2 energy saved for each 1000 mt fabric produced compared to standard polyamide
- Climate change indicator = 8.32 kg CO2 eq. – 25%
Oekotex Standard 100
Bio-based > 85% DIN CERTCO NR 8C096
GRS – Global Recycled Standard
BCI – Better Cotton Initiative
R.E.A.C.H. – harmful substances and chemicals for human health and environment
Tessille e Salute