As you know, at Les Récupérables we advocate transparency ! So, even if measuring the positive impact of upcycling is not an easy task, we decided to get started! To do this in the simplest and most efficient way possible, we referred to the ADEME IMPACTS database *.

But what is this base and what is ADEME? ADEME is the Agency for the Environment and Energy Management. This agency has set up the IMPACTS database, which calculates the CO2 equivalent emissions of companies according to their activities. Thanks to this IMPACT Base, we were able to calculate the carbon equivalent savings achieved thanks to the principles of upcycling and our made in France production. To see what a product report looks like, it is by here .

With this impact calculation, we are able to give you information on the CO2 erasure carried out for each creation.

 

*In short, it is a tool that works with a government database that allows us to obtain the CO2 equivalent of our creations. This CO2 equivalent varies according to their compositions and their mode of production.

It is finally public knowledge, the Fashion industry (the famous fast fashion!) is one of the most polluting industries in the world. But why is this textile industry so polluting, anyway?

Well, because 70% of the clothes are made of polyester, therefore from petrochemicals. What about cotton? organic cotton is to be preferred, even if it remains extremely water consuming. To give an image: 70 showers to make a T-Shirt, 285 showers for jeans. We are far from textile recycling! Every year, 130 billion clothes are produced in the world and 600 tonnes of clothing are put on the French market. Only 000 tonnes are collected by collection organizations, the rest will be incinerated or buried. And too few will benefit from upcycling. Morality, “Don't throw it away, because away doesn't exist”.