At Luz we create products from quality materials, ethically sourced and sustainably produced in European factories certified by the GOTS and Oeko Tex labels.
Our two flagship materials are: organic cotton and Econyl®.
Organic cotton is our emblematic material, the one with which Luz was created. It is a natural material, from the sowing of the seed to the harvesting of the flower. Unlike conventional cotton, it is grown without pesticides, insecticides, chemical fertilizers, or OMGs.
Growers use natural solutions to grow the flower without harming the surrounding ecosystems. For cotton to be organic, the soils must not have been treated for at least three years and more than not being treated during the process, this is how the soils do not deplete. Healthy soil and an ethical production line also allow workers to have no chemical-related health problems.
In addition, organic cotton is water-efficient; it uses 50% less than ordinary cotton; and in energy, reduced throughout the chain.
Socially, the GOTS label also certifies that the people working for our production are properly paid, that the working conditions are ideal and that there is no child labor.
Econyl® is a recycled nylon yarn, so it is its eco-responsible equivalent. It has the same properties of elasticity and strength. It is also chlorine resistant and UV protects.
We chose this material at Luz in order to fight against the environmental disaster that is the waste of the so-called "ghost" fishing nets at sea. Indeed, they represent more than 10% of the waste found in the seabed and 70% of the macro plastic waste.
Thus, instead of degrading to producing microparticles for years and threatening marine wildlife, these nets are crushed and melted to produce Econyl®. 10,000 tons of Econyl® produced corresponds to 70,000 barrels of crude oil saved and 51,100 tons of CO2 avoided compared to conventional nylon. Indeed, just like organic cotton, Econyl® saves energy on the production line, up to 80%.
It is a 100% recycled and recyclable yarn with an "infinite" life cycle. It thus aims for zero waste.
With this article, we wanted to share with you in more detail our eco-friendly approach and more particularly our flagship materials in order to be as transparent as possible.
THE CHOICE OF OUR MATERIALS
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