XMAS CATALOGUE 2023 80 Recycled cotton Recycled cotton can be generally defined as converting cotton fabric into cotton fiber that can be reused in textile products. The majority of recycled cotton is produced through mechanical recycling: fabrics and materials are sorted and classified; after sorting, the fabrics pass through a machine that tears the fabric into threads and subsequently transforms them into raw fiber. In 2021, the market share of recycled cotton represented only 1% of total cotton production4; by choosing to use it, we want to promote its expansion in the market. For the production of each of our Utopic items, we saved 64% of CO2 emissions 5 -64% 3 https://www.cottonworks.com/en/topics/sustainability/cotton-sustainability/recycled-cotton/ 4 https://textileexchange.org/app/uploads/2022/10/Textile-Exchange_PFMR_2022.pdf 5 in the production phase, compared to a product made with virgin materials, based on our carbon footprint 6 Scores of the potential impact on global warming, eutrophication, water scarcity, resource depletion and chemistry based on Higg MSI 3.3 data on Higg.org. These are general and average data, which have no direct link with the production process of Utopic articles.