How EKO yarns are being manufactured

How EKO yarns are being manufactured

In December 2022, we visited the factory that produces the EKO yarns (which we sell here in our webshop). We learned a lot and want to share more about that process with you, so below you can read more facts about the manufacturing process!

How garment factory waste becomes yarn

If you look closely at EKO yarns, you will see that they have been made from "small yarns" that have been knitted together with a machine. Depending on the type of yarn, the knitting will be different, but the basic material is always the same. This yarn comes from a factory in Italy that collects leftovers from clothing production all over the world and turns this large textile mass into yarn.

The yarn gets its color when the pulp is mixed together.

The yarn gets its color already when the textile pulp is mixed together, before it is made into yarn. Thus, the process does not require dyeing afterwards. The raw material is also certified with the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certificate, which means that it has been tested and should not contain chemicals that are dangerous to the environment, humans or animals.

The rolls arrive at the factory

The yarn rolls that come to the factory weigh about 10 kg each and are thus the rolls that are then woven / knitted together into finished macramé and crochet yarn.

The machine knits the yarn together

The machines that create EKO yarns consist of small needles, similar to crochet needles, that knit the yarn together. The process and machines look slightly different for different types of yarn. In this picture, EKO Medium is being produced.

The finished yarn

The finished yarn is collected in large rolls, which are then again made into the right size. The yarns come to us directly from the factory, and are distributed from our warehouse in Bengtsfors.

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