Cradle to Cradle® Men’s Jacket
Article Number 30560
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Cradle to Cradle®. Clothing produced in a closed-loop economy.
The Cradle to Cradle® approach takes recycling one step further by establishing closed-loop production circles that not only reduce waste but are essentially waste-free. The raw materials nature provides us with are turned into products; when no longer useful, these products get to be a source for materials which lead to new products or they are composted and returned to nature. The textile fibres and colours in the production circle do not contain pollutants; they cause no harm when released into nature by abrasion resulting from wear and tear or washing and decompose naturally in a given time.
Sustainability with innovative fibres: Infinito® and Tencel®.
The Cradle to Cradle® products in our range are made from woven fabric manufactured by Lauffenmühle. The Lauffenmühle weaving mill in Baden-Wuerttemberg maintains every production stage from start to finish on one of two production sites in Lauchringen und Lörrach. Drawing on experience gained in more than 180 years of textile production, Lauffenmühle specialises in innovative textile components nowadays like Infinito®, a biodegradable antimony-free polymer fibre, or Tencel®, a fibre regenerated from wood cellulose originating from sustainably managed forests.
Towards a sustainable product standard: five levels of certification.
Products get certified by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute if they meet the criteria regarding physiologically harmless materials, reutilization of materials, use of renewable energy, climate-neutral production, responsible use of water resources, and socially acceptable and fair working conditions. For each criterion, the assessment is differentiated corresponding to five levels: basic, bronze, silver, gold, and platinum.
Fashion, Flexibility and Sustainability for the Modern Gentlemen.
Designer Ricardo Garay terms the concept behind the design of this jacket “Modern Gentleman”. Classic, yet futuristic in appearance, the design answers the need for flexibility in modern man. Alternatively, one may wear the jacket with side closure or centre closure – Garay creates the prerequisites for a personal choice with a smart assembly of buttons and buttonholes. Adjustable storm cuffs shield from cold breezes. A fold-out splash guard is buttoned into the back section and will protect the cyclist in bad weather. Two inside pockets, one of which equipped with a button, accommodate everyday necessities. The jacket is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ and since the material properties have proven to be safe for human health and the environment the Cradle to Cradle gold-level status has been granted.
Takes recycling one step further: Cradle to Cradle®. The Cradle-to-Cradle® approach covers two closed loops: the so-called technical cycle and the biological cycle. In the process to form a product, resources come from both cycles and same are returned to the respective cycle when the usage period has come to an end: Technical components are transformed into parts of a product. When the product reaches the end of its operating life, the parts are recaptured and help to form a new product.The processes in the biological cycle are similar in structure. The organic materials are built into the product over the course of the production process and retrieved when the product is no longer useful. Submitted to biological degradation, they become organic nutrients within the biological cycle.
Cradle to Cradle® is a registered trademark of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC (MBDC). Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a certification mark licensed exclusively for the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products are licensed through Lauffenmühle GmbH &Co KG infinito® and reworx®. Certificate: Accessory Products made from infinito® yarns and reworx® textiles.
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