Spanish Textile Manufacturer Moves Fashion Forward While Reducing Waste
SCS Global Services (SCS) announced that it has certified the recycled content in denim cotton fabric manufactured by Spanish textile manufacturer, Tejidos Royo S.L. This certification confirms that Tejidos Royo’s 7708 CRUDO denim cotton contains at least 18% pre-consumer recycled denim cotton. The company recycled more than 9 metric tons of denim in 2012 alone, equivalent to about 20,000 pairs of denim blue jeans.
"With the explosive growth in the popularity of denim cotton around the globe, the use of recycled cotton is increasingly important as a means of preserving natural resources and reducing landfill wastes,” said Stowe Beam, SCS Managing Director of Environmental Certification Services.
Tejidos Royo produces a variety of cotton fabrics used by prominent international product brands. A leader in the denim cotton fabric sector, Tejidos Royo is recognized as a responsible textile manufacturer deeply committed to environmental and social stewardship, as certified under the Oeko-Tex® Standard 1000.The company is wholly owned by Royo Textile based in Valencia, Spain, which earned the Oeko-Tex Association’s “Eco Sustainable Company” designation.
"As a company that is passionate about our environmental impact, we are very excited to announce our SCS certification achievement in the marketplace to showcase our efforts and inspire others to do the same," said Carlos Miro, Tejidos Royo Technical Director.
As reported in publications such as Textile World, the environmental benefits gained from using recycled raw materials rather than virgin materials extend beyond the reduction of landfill wastes to include conservation of natural resources, reduced energy consumption, and reduced greenhouse gases and other emissions.
SCS Global Services (SCS) has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for three decades. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, retailing and more.
Tejidos Royo is one of four companies owned by Royo Textile. Founded in 1903, Royo Textile is dedicated to the preparation of fabrics and manufacture of garments that meet exceptional standards of design, reliability, and quality, while maintaining a deep concern for the environment that translates into a program of ongoing improvements beyond legal requirements. Its environmental commitment shapes its production and administration processes and is fully ingrained into the corporate culture.