Denim manufacturer, Mud Jeans has launched Tuesday jeans made from 100 per cent post-consumer recycled (PCR) cotton. As per a Sourcing Journal report, the jeans have were developed in partnership with Saxton University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and combine mechanically recycled fibers with chemically recycled fibers.
The brand used 67 per cent mechanically recycled fibers and 33 per cent chemically recycled fibers in the weft and 67 per cent chemically recycled fibers and 33 per cent mechanically recycled fibers in the warp. It recycled styles by own brand as well as jeans by other brands. The mechanically recycled portion was 98 per cent cotton and 2 per cent foreign fibers. The chemically recycled portion was 100 per cent cotton.
Meeting industry standards for durability, Mud’s 100 per cent PCR fabric is softer than the brand’s regular jeans that are blended with cotton. The chemically recycled fibers result in a softer fabric compared to the jeans it makes with virgin organic cotton.