Upstate Stock - Black Recycled Cotton Watchcap
100% RECYCLED ECO-COTTON
What is Eco-cotton? Eco-cotton is a blend of reclaimed cotton fibers from discarded garment scraps combined with a small amount of nylon made from the incredible RPET process of recycling plastic (PET) bottles into fiber. Through a proprietary scrap fabric color matching system there are no dyes or chemicals used in the process of creating such vibrant colors from what would otherwise be textile waste.
Machine washing is fine but do not machine dry, just lay flat. Cotton stretches out a lot so after washing the hat it may feel tight, like when you first purchased it, but will stretch out quickly.
Yarn: This hat is made from RCotton, a yarn milled in Spain by Ferre, a centuries old mill. Why Spain? Spain is home to the largest textile manufacturing factories in the world (Zara anyone?) and is a country that is decades ahead of any other country in recycling post-industrial and post-consumer textile waste produced by these factories. We purchase this yarn from their American partner mill, Hickory Throwing in North Carolina.
Production: Knit in Waterloo, NY by our friends and knitting partners at Mozaic Organization; a not-for-profit employing, assisting, and providing services to thousands of disabled person in the Fingerlakes, NY area. The raw knit material is then shipped in rolls to our Greenpoint, Brookyln sewing facility where it is cut, sewn, and finished by our lovely team.