When we work with cotton we only use organic cotton certified with the GOTS certification. We use cotton yarns in our jersey t-shirts but also in our knit styles and even denim pants.
Together with our Portuguese fabric partner, which is GOTS certified, we developed a signature t-shirt fabric made from 100% organic cotton yarns. It is a delicate jersey and by weaving the fabric in different thicknesses we created a transparent stripe effect. It's our all time favorite essential and sustainable fabric.
Basically our designs will as much as possible be produced of natural fibres, like linen. Linen scores relatively high on ecological factors. It is is a natural product that does not require irrigation during growth and needs little or no chemical treatment. All parts of the plant are used, so there is no waste. Linen fabric is 100% biodegradable and recycable. The environmental impact of spinning and weaving linen is virtually zero.
Tencel is the lyocell fiber from the house of Lenzing. It is of botanic origin since it is extracted from the raw material wood. The production process of the Tencel fiber itself makes Tencel extremely ecofriendly since the solvent used is recycled by almost 100% in the closed loop process.
Recycled denim knit
To make our knitted items, vintage denims pants are reduced into
fibers and put in the production cycle again by spinning, and finally transformed into knit.This product is totally ecologic with no impact on the environment: the denim is not wasted but used again in a new production cycle, the fibers are not dyed as they keep their original color (just consider that we need 100lt of water and 9 kw of electricity to dye 1kg of cotton), so no new chemicals are used.
Reusing the things that men have produced is very important nowadays for a clean and sustainable environment. This can be obtained also in fashion where the trend is not only the research of new, but also the reinterpretation of the existing.
IGNORE believes in environmentally preferred leathers. The leathers we work with are all chrome free, environment friendly treated leathers and a by product of the food industry.
The leathers are crafted on an authentic farm in the North of Portugal. All leathers used are specially made IGNORE.