J.J. Textile recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance, as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods. We aim to inspire our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.
We endeavour to:
- Comply with relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
- Continually improve and monitor environmental performance as well as promote sustainable sourcing.
- Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts. For example, minimise packaging and, where possible, use recyclable or biodegradable materials only.
- Use natural textiles including wool, cotton and linen in our product range.
- Wool is a natural and renewable resource that can be shorn from sheep every year. It is 100% biodegradable and does not contribute to global pollution when produced in its raw state. At the end of its life cycle, valuable nutrients are released back into the earth. It also contains the following features:
- Natural insulator. Due to the crimped nature of wool fibres, they form numerous small air pockets that trap air, helping to provide a thermal barrier.
- Breathable. Wool has a capacity to absorb up to 30% of its own weight, making it incredibly breathable and comfortable in warm and cold conditions.
- Wool fibres can be bent back on themselves more than 20,000 times without breaking and are more resistant to tearing.
- Dirt-repellent. The surface of wool fibre is water-repellent (but is permeable to water vapour) and lanolin provides resistance to moisture. This gives the wool fibre natural dirt-repellent.
- Easy care. While hand-wash is recommended, many wool products can now be machine-washed.
- We are proudly using Norwegian wool as well as New Zealand’s wool to ensure the highest quality of our products. The journey of our wool throws, cushion covers and fashion merchandise begins with flocks of sheep grazing on green grass in the fields where they roam freely. After the wool is collected and washed, it is shipped to Lithuania for spinning, weaving and sewing.
- We are collaborating with manufacturers and supply chain partners who share their vision with us to make the entire production process sustainable and environmentally friendly. We want our customers to know that our products are produced in an ethical, safe and eco-conscious way.
Zero waste philosophy
- We are working towards zero waste and are encouraging the re-use of loose fibre during the carding, spinning and weaving processes. If any fabric is left over for one garment, we aim to re-use for another.
- We also wish to replace plastic packaging with a more sustainable and biodegradable material and hope to do so in the near future.