Monvania Cotton Linter

The sustainability of viscose comes through here

Without cutting a single tree

The viscose yarn that doesn't even cut down a tree…

There is a sure way to produce Viscose Yarn respecting nature, without cutting down trees: Cotton Linter.

There are two basic products to produce viscose:

1. Wood pulp;

2. the cellulosic part of the cotton flower (which is normally discarded).

There are excellent reforestation programs, if we use the first one. But what happens if we use the second one? Not even a tree is touched.

The choice of Monvania

Monvania mainly uses viscose yarns of the Cotton Linter type. It works them to make them suitable for further production and offers them because they are very similar in price and performance to yarns from FSC raw materials.

The certification

RCS - Recycled Claim Standard

RCS certification includes two levels of eligibility:

  • 1. RCS 100 - Viscose produced by Pulp 100% Cotton Linter;
  • 2. RCS Blended - Viscose produced by Mixed Pulp Cotton Linter.

In Monvania, we have always been sensitive to ecological issues, so we will continue to offer our customers Viscose from RCS 100 certified cotton linter, the only one that guarantees raw materials coming from circular economy and the only one that guarantees pulp that totally excludes the cutting of trees.

Cotton Linter vs FSC

The cost and quality of viscose yarn from Cotton Linter are at the same level as other viscose yarns.

  COTTON LINTER YARN WOOD PULP FSC
Raw material: Cellulose obtained from Cotton Linter, coming from spinning waste and therefore considered a waste to all intents and purposes. For this reason this product is identified as recycled, and is part of a concept of CIRCULAR ECONOMY. Cellulose obtained from Wood Pulp, coming from sustainably managed forests where deforestation is carried out following controlled felling plans, in compliance with strict social and economic environmental standards established in the territory. If the felling plan does not provide for it, there is no replanting obligation. 
Manufacturing process: Standard spinning process, with the only difference in the bleaching and desulphurisation phases, where the yarn undergoes less invasive treatments because the cellulose from cotton linter is whiter and poorer in sulphur than that from wood pulp.

Standard process for viscose spinning

 

Type of Certification:

CERTIFICATION RCS

It is a certification to guarantee the presence of a recycled product inside an artifact. It is managed through a chain of custody and labelling of the goods. Recycled Claim Standard only guarantees the product. There are two different labels depending on whether the product is completely recycled or not. The minimum content is respectively:

- Recycled 100: 95% of the material is from recycled material.

- Recycled Blended: 5% of the material is from recycled material  

FSC CERTIFICATION

It is a certification to ensure the presence of woody raw material from sustainably managed forests.

It is managed through Chain of Custody (CoC) which guarantees the traceability of materials coming from FSC certified forests and is essential to be able to apply FSC labels on products.

There are different types of FSC certification:

  • FSC 100%: Product made with 100% of the material coming from FSC forests.
  • FSC MIX: Product made with a certain % of material produced by FSC forests (at least 70%)
  • FSC MIX CREDIT: produced with a certain % of raw material from FSC forests

Environmental impact:

  • YOU DON'T CUT DOWN TREES
  • RECYCLING THE WASTE
  • ENTERS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • PRODUCTION PROCESS + GREEN  
  • SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT REPLANTING ONLY IF AND WHERE PLANNED  

Yarn properties

Monvania Cotton Linter
  • Thread whiter and slightly more bulky than standard

Our customers say:

  • Greater Gloss
  • More Pleasant Touch and Hand
  • RCS 100%: Made with 100% recycled pulp  

Filato FSC

  • Same as standard viscose.
  • FSC MIX CREDIT: Produced with at least 70% of the pulp from forests FSC certified

The Cotton Linter course

COTTON FIELD

THE PROCESS

THE COTTON LINTER (WASTE)

SLABS OF COMPRESSED CELLULOSIC RAW MATERIAL

THE VISCOSE YARN

FINAL GARMENT

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