New certifications for Juba's sustainable products: GRS and RCS
Recycling has emerged as a powerful ally in a textile industry that manufactures 100 billion garments worldwide every year. In this context, it has been necessary to explore circular models to reuse materials that can be transformed into new fabrics and garments with the help of different recycling technologies.
Juba wanted to guarantee the quality, transparency and sustainable practices of its products with respect to textile recycling. Therefore, it has certified some of its references with two leading accreditations developed by a global non-profit organization, Textile Exchange:
Global Recycle Standard (GRS), which verifies the recycled content of products, in addition to responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in their production. The standard covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trade and distribution of all products made with a minimum of 20% recycled material.
Recycled Blended Claim Standard (RCS) aims to maintain the identity of a recycled raw material by tracking the entire production chain, from supply to distribution. Specifically, the RCS logo can be used when a product contains between 5 and 95% recycled material.
In particular, references with the RCS Blended seal must have a portion of their fabric coming from recycled materials. Here are some of the most common combinations:
Recycled polyester + cotton
Recycled cotton + polyester
Recycled polyester + polyester
Recycled polyester + elastane
range includes three references with this certification:
H265NT NATURE, a glove made with recycled polyester (49%) and sanded latex on the palm, which offers great flexibility and extra comfort, adapting perfectly to the hand. Seamless and with an exceptional touch, this blue Juba reference has a 15 gauge and very good abrasion resistance, increased durability. It provides a solid grip in dry and wet environments.
H251NT NATURE, a Juba reference made with a 44% recycled fibre backing: 25% polyester and 19% recycled cotton, plus a natural rubber coating. These gloves offer the user a solid grip in dry and wet environments. In addition to good abrasion resistance, which makes the product more durable. In addition, this model is resistant to contact heat (250ºC for 15"). Among the features of this glove is its sweat absorption, which keeps hands comfortable and fresh, thanks to Sanitized®. This sanitizing function protects gloves from fungus, mites and bacteria, prevents odours, provides long-lasting protection to polymers and minimizes skin irritation. Juba offers this glove with recycled point-of-sale cardboard.
H251NTWT NATURE: a glove with a very similar design to the previous one, but with an inner liner that keeps the temperature of the hands stable down to 0ºC. However, the liner of this Juba reference is made with more recycled fibres: 62% of which 55% are polyester and 7% cotton. These gloves provide solid grip in dry and wet environments. They are also resistant to contact heat (250°C for 15") and respond very well to abrasion for increased durability. The inner liner absorbs sweat very well, keeping the wearer's hands comfortable and cool.
22 November 2023