ALL ELVA'S PRODUCTS ARE MADE FROM 99,5% DISCARDED WATER BOTTLES (RPET*), WHICH IS RECYCLED PET PLASTIC. THAT MAY SOUND A BIT ODD, BUT LET US ASSURE YOU, IT’S NOT AS STRANGE AS IT MAY SEEM! recovering, transforming and reusing these bottles is not only a way to save the earth’s precious resources, it’s also our way of making sure less plastic goes into our oceans.
8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year!
That’s the equivalent of 5 full bins per square meter of every coastline in the world. It may seem like an overwhelming problem, but small acts can make a big difference. Our first collection has redirected approximately 100.000 bottles away from landfills and oceans.
Our fleece has a 30% lower carbon footprint than virgin polyester, and a 50% lower carbon footprint than organic cotton.
We can hear you wondering… is this safe for my baby?
The short answer is YES Elva is certified…
OEKO – TEX 1000 & REACH
*RPET is an abbreviation for Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate. Our rPET material is produced from post-consumer material, and then washed and ground into flake. The flake is then extruded into roll stock material and re-spun into new polyester yarn.
Pssst… check this out..
THE TRUTH ABOUT TOXIC CHEMICALS IN CHILDREN’S CLOTHING
Excerpt from an article by "The Soft Landing".
“Cotton is considered the world’s ‘dirtiest’ crop due to its heavy use of insecticides, the most hazardous pesticide to human and animal health. Cotton covers 2.5% of the world’s cultivated land yet uses 16% of the world’s insecticides, more than any other single major crop.
Aldicarb, parathion, and methamidopho, three of the most acutely hazardous insecticides to human health as determined by the World Health Organization, rank in the top ten most commonly used in cotton production.”
Not only are these chemicals hazardous to the people whose clothes contain them, they also harm farm workers and the earth.
“There are more than 8,000 chemicals in the textile industry, and that’s insane. We’re so concerned with the chemicals we ingest, but people fail to realize — with skin being the largest organ system —it absorbs everything it comes in contact with.”
~Dr. Saman Soleymani
Under USDA rules, the clothing manufacturer can take certified organic cotton and treat it with chlorine bleach, coat it in nanoparticle antibacterial chemicals, dye it with heavy metal colours, and drench it in formaldehyde-based finishing treatments. What’s more, the piece of clothing doesn’t even have to be made of 100% organic fibres — it can be a mix of organic and non-organic materials and still be legally labelled « made with organic cotton. » Notice the duplicitous language there…