ecocentric design

FABRICS

 

JACQUES COCO uses new-age sustainable fabrics that perform exceptionally well and cause no unnecessary harm to our environment. Our shirts are made with a cupro // viscose fabric blend. Its unbelievable softness, breathability, and long-lasting resilience are why it is often called “the new-age silk”. 


Cupro is made with ultra-fine, up-cycled cotton linter and 100% recycled water. It originates from the tiny bits of fuzz that stick to the cotton seed and are thrown out after the ginning process. State-of-the-art Japanese mills recover the cotton linter waste, and spin it into fabric your skin will fall in love with. When Cupro is combined with viscose, a silky yet peachy texture is produced. A perfect blend. Viscose provides stronger filaments that extend the life of our shirts. Our shirts are meant to last a lifetime; to be handed down through generations. 

CARBON EMISSIONS OFFSET


The lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of our shirts can add up quickly. To mitigate this, JACQUES COCO plants Mangrove trees in Northwest Madagascar which offset the lifecycle carbon emissions of our shirts with a net positive impact.  Mangroves are vital for coastal ecosystems and sequester carbon at a rate two to four times greater than mature tropical forests. A single mangrove captures 679 pounds of carbon dioxide throughout its lifetime.  


Madagascar is home to over 200,000 endemic species of plants and animals. But 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed. Entire mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea. Mangrove coastal estuaries are delicate ecosystems. They protect inland ecosystems and coral reefs by anchoring their roots to the soil and preventing coastline erosion. 

 

Our partner The Eden Projects, employs local impoverished people to recreate healthy forests in Northwest Madagascar. This alleviates the suffering of local economies and allows them to rebuild with a new sense of hope. 

GLOAL RECYCLED STANDARD

Our fabrics are certified under The Global Recycled Standard, an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The goal of the GRS is to increase use of recycled materials in products and reduce and eliminate the harm caused by its production. 

 

OEKO - TEX STANDARD 100

Our fabrics meet the OEKO -TEX Standard 100, an independent test and certification system. It tests for harmful substances cover: legally banned and controlled substances, chemicals known to be harmful to the health (but not yet legally controlled), parameters for health protection taken in their entirety. 


PACKAGING MATERIALS 

When you purchase a garment from Jacques Coco, everything that comes in the package is fully recycled. Our poly-mailer bags keep the garments safe, and are purely made from recycled plastic. All of the tissue paper used to wrap our garments comes from recycled paper.

Fabrics 

JACQUES COCO uses new-age, sustainable fabrics that perform exceptionally well and cause no unnecessary harm to our environment.Our shirts are made with a Cupro // Viscose blend. Its unbelievable softness, breathability, and long-lasting resilience are why it is often called “The new-age Silk”. 


Cupro is made with ultra-fine, up-cycled cotton linter and 100% recycled water. It originates from the tiny bits of fuzz that stick to the Cotton seed and are thrown out after the ginning process. State-of-the-art Japanese mills recover the cotton linter waste, and spin it into fabric your skin will fall in love with.When Cupro is combined with Viscose, a silky yet peachy texture is produced. A perfect blend. Viscose provides stronger fibers that give the shirt excellent durability. We believe that if a garment is not resilient, it is useless.

Carbon Emissions Offset 

The lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of our shirts can add up quickly. To mitigate this, JACQUES COCO plants Mangrove trees in Northwest Madagascar which offset the lifecycle carbon emissions of our shirts with a net positive impact. Mangroves are vital for coastal ecosystems and sequester carbon at a rate two to four times greater than mature tropical forests. A single mangrove captures 679 pounds of carbon dioxide throughout its lifetime.


Madagascar is home to over 200,000 endemic species of plants and animals. But 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed. Entire mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea. Mangrove coastal estuaries are delicate ecosystems. They protect inland ecosystems and coral reefs by anchoring their roots to the soil and preventing coastline erosion. 


Our partner The Eden Projects, employs local impoverished people to recreate healthy forests in Northwest Madagascar. This alleviates the suffering of local economies and allows them to rebuild with a new sense of hope.

Global Recycled Standard

Our fabrics are certified under The Global Recycled Standard, an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The goal of the GRS is to increase use of recycled materials in products and reduce and eliminate the harm caused by its production. 


OEKO - TEX Standard 100 

Our fabrics meet the OEKO -TEX Standard 100, an independent test and certification system. It tests for harmful substances cover: legally banned and controlled substances, chemicals known to be harmful to the health (but not yet legally controlled), parameters for health protection taken in their entirety. 


Packaging Materials 

When you purchase a garment from Jacques Coco, everything that comes in the package is fully recycled. Our poly-mailer bags keep the garments safe, and are purely made from recycled plastic. All of the tissue paper used to wrap our garments comes from recycled paper.