From Plastic Bottles to Yoga Pants
Recycled polyester is a pro-environmental option used in apparel manufacturing. Virgin polyester is a product derived from petroleum, an extremely polluting resource whose production requires high outputs of energy. In contrast, recycled polyester is made from recycled plastic bottles. Waste that would otherwise end up in landfills is recycled, reducing toxic emissions generated by incinerators and thereby improving air quality.
True to its values, Rose Buddha uses recycled polyester in the manufacturing of almost all their leggings (Six recycled plastic bottles go into each pair of pants).
Our products are OEKO-TEX® certified
The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide, consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, including accessory materials.
To be certified, companies must meet select criteria regulating the use of chemicals, while also taking into account antiallergenic requirements. Additionally, all fabrics and accessories - buttons, zippers, rivets – must be of superior quality.
Rose Buddha can proudly say that almost all of its fabrics are certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.
We use the Chitosante treatment
Chitosante is a textile treating process that stands out from others, since it is made from... crab and shrimp shells! This anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent is derived from chitosan, a natural biomass made from crustacean shells. It allows the fabric to whisk away moisture and maintain breathability. So, not only will your clothes resist wrinkles and fading, but they will also smell great after your workout. In this way, ChitoSante makes for a new, innovative and environmentally friendly textile treatment.
Sublimation ecological impression
Sublimation printing is a process through which ink is activated by heat and then transferred to synthetic fabrics. Once heated, dyes are transformed and subsequently penetrate the fabric fibres. Sublimation printing allows for high quality of contrast, intensity and depth. No solvents are used throughout the process and thus this simple and effective technique is also environmentally friendly!
Modal fabric: eco silk
Modal is a bio-based textile that we use to make our Boho Cami, that is made from beech wood cellulose fibre. Its texture is similar to cotton and silk, and it has become an increasingly popular choice in eco-friendly clothing manufacturing. In addition to being an all-natural fabric, modal absorbs moisture twice as fast as cotton, retains its shape despite repeated washing, and resists shrinkage and fading. It is also less prone to wrinkles. Rose Buddha uses this high-quality fabric to create its “bohemian" tank top.
We love the earth and her people. As simple as that :-)