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Material Impact

Usha recycled fibers are truly circular as they are made from 100% waste which adds minimal environmental footprint to any garment.

Listed by Higg Index:
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Our Higg Score

Higg Index is a collection of various sustainability measuring tools covering brands, facilities and products. Higg is driven by the SAC (Sustainable Apparel Coalition) vision and has wide acceptance in the apparel industry, for assessing the environmental impact of apparel and guidance on how to lower it.

Usha Fiber Footprint

  • global-warming

    0.33 Global Warming Potential0.347 Kg

  • eutrophication

    1.97 Eutrophication0.002 Kg

  • water-scarcity

    0.018 Water Scarcity0.038M3

  • fossil-fuel-depletion

    0.244 Fossil Fuel Depletion3.56 MJ

  • Chemistry

    1.16 Chemistry2.43 Unit

* Higg Score of Usha recycled cotton fiber estimated for 1 kilogram.

Usha Yarns has undergone the 'Higg MSI' material lifecycle self assessment for our recycled cotton fibers and yarns. Usha recycling process was measured on raw material, waste, water, energy, emission and chemical usage to report overall environmental impact based on the Higg analysis tool. We utilized the Higg Product tool to compare Usha recycled fibers with other sustainable or cellulosic alternative fibers which are popular among product development and designing teams working for global brands.

Sustainable Material Impact Meter

  • usha recycled cotton
  • recycled polyester
  • organic cotton
  • viscose cotton
  • virgin cotton

We happily declare that the overall Higg impact score of 1 kilogram coloured knitted fabric is 18.36 for garments having Usha recycled yarns, is among the lowest as compared to other textile materials listed on the Higg Index, as it doesn’t need dyes or colorants. This score is specifically estimated for Usha Yarns raw material and spinning process (rotor, 250 DTEX-225 denier-24/1 Ne-40 Nm) while keeping other parameters standard at Higg MSI product module.

Your Savings with Fabrics made from Usha Recycled Yarns

  • global-warming

    4.87 Global Warming Potential5.15 KgCO2

  • eutrophication

    8.04 Eutrophication0.008 KgPO4

  • water-scarcity

    33.40 Water Scarcity72.43M3

  • fossil-fuel-depletion

    5.36 Fossil Fuel Depletion77.9 MJ

  • Chemistry

    6.54 Chemistry13.54 Units

* Based on impact parameters difference between 60% Recycled Cotton + 40% Recycled Polyester and 60% virgin cotton+40% virgin polyester blends for 1 kilogram knitted fabric
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