Upcycled Cotton Watchcap
100% UPCYCLED ECO-COTTON
What is Eco-Cotton? Eco-Cotton is a blend of reclaimed cotton fibers from discarded garment scraps combined with nylon made from the incredible RPET process of recycling plastic (PET) bottles into fiber. Through a proprietary scrap fabric color matching system there are no dyes or chemicals used in the process of creating such vibrant colors from what would otherwise be textile waste.
Washing Instructions: Hand wash, lay flat to dry. Do not bleach.
Source: Yarn: This hat is made from RCotton and the yarn is milled in Spain by Ferre, a centuries old mill. Why Spain? Spain is home to the largest textile manufacturing factories in the world and is a country that is decades ahead of any other country in recycling post-industrial and post-consumer textile waste produced by these factories. Upstate Stock purchases this yarn from their American partner mill, Hickory Throwing in North Carolina.
Production: Knit in Waterloo, NY by Mozaic Organization; a not-for-profit employing, assisting, and providing services to thousands of disabled person in the Fingerlakes, NY area. The raw knit material is then shipped in rolls to Upstate Stock's Greenpoint, Brookyln sewing facility where it is cut, sewn, and finished by our lovely team.
Knit cotton is prone to stretch so if your hat feels a bit tight when you receive it, wearing it will quickly adjust it to your head. If you feel your hat starts to loosen too much over time, you can give it a hand-wash in warm water or machine wash in cold, lay it flat to dry, and it should spring right back. Cotton is a lighter material, so these hats are meant to be worn as transitional hats.