Recover Upcycled Cotton Yarns score the best in Higg MSI Index.

Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) enables brands and manufacturers to measure and score the environmental impact of materials used in creating textile products, compare their products to the rest of the industry and make better decisions about material use.

Higg MSI shows that recover makes the lowest-impact cotton yarns in the global market and generously outperform virgin equivalent yarns across all sustainability metrics.

Measuring is a principal driver of change in the industry. We need environmental transparency so we can make better choices and make a positive impact.


43.4 billion

liters of water

3.2 million kg

of pollutants

157 million kWh

of energy

2.9 million kg

of textile waste

61 million kg

of CO2 emissions

4.3 million

of PET bottles

7.2 million m2

of landfill space

Recover is free of hazardous substances, and exceeds ZDHC and Reach Compliance.

*These statements have been calculated through LCA work, verified by Universitat de València and UNESCO.


Recover saved over 43.4 billion liters of water in 2018.

Even grown to organic standards, cotton consumes enormous amounts of water, and diverting it from waterways for irrigation has caused near-drought conditions in severals areas of the planet.


Recover saved 61,155 tones of CO2 emissions in 2018.

The textile industry is one of the biggest GHG producers on earth, owing to the widespread use of petroleum-based synthetics and its huge size and scope.


Recover saved over 157 million kWh in 2018.

The estimated consumption for annual global production of 60 billion kg of fabrics boggles the mind:
1 trillion kWh of electricity and up to 9 trillion liters of water.


Recover upcycled over 2,924 tones of textile waste in 2018.

10-20% of all textiles in fashion industry are estimated to be waste.
Up to 95% of the textiles that are landfilled each year could be recycled.


Recover upcycled over 4,320,318 RPET bottles in 2018.

PET is 100% recyclable and can be used for new textile products.
70% of PET bottles are not recycled, ending up in landfills or oceans.


Recover saved over 3,213 tones of toxic chemicals in 2018.

Zero dyestuffs or chemicals are used in the processing of recover cotton fiber.
Conventional dye processing is particulary high-volume, high-impact source of water pollution and CO2, and uses a large variety of toxic chemicals.


Recover saved over 7,272,394 m2 of landfill space in 2018.

The U.S. EPA estimates that textile waste occupies nearly 5% of landfill space.

Environmental data courtesy of:
Textile Exchange, NRDC, EPA, UNESCO and Universitat de València.