J-WEAR
SUSTAINABLE
FABRICS

SOURCING &
DEVELOPMENT

The brief for J-wear sustainable fabrics:

Raw Material Focus

Sustainable options sourcing organic and recycled fibres that have a reduced environmental impact.

Durability with a difference

J-wear fabrics had to be long-lasting and high in performance to meet not only uniform requirements but also our sustainability goals.

Technical Standards

Needed to include special performance finishes and be washable at a low temperature.

Change-maker mindset

Suppliers had to share our J-wear vision for creating future-focussed fashion as uniforms.

BEAUTIFUL
UNIFORMS THAT ARE
KIND TO THE PLANET

Understanding
the J-wear fibres

Cool & comfortable:

Organic cotton

Organic cotton lessens the impact on the environment, as it uses natural processes and fertilizers that are free from toxic chemicals. It is 80% rain-fed, reducing the pressure on local water sources.

Organic cotton is fairly traded and regulated, protecting the lives of farmers and their families, while creating a healthy and sustainable farming future.

Climate-conscious:

Recycled polyester

Using recycled polyester (plastic bottles) reduces our overall carbon footprint and considers our climate. Recycled polyester creates 75% fewer CO₂ emissions than virgin polyester and lowers the use of non-renewable fossil fuel extraction.

Organic cotton produces a 46% reduction in global warming
potential compared to coventional cotton

REDUCING
PLASTIC BOTTLE
WASTE

By stopping one plastic bottle going into the ocean,
we are already making a difference.

FABRICS ARE
AT THE HEART
OF A GARMENT

Understanding
the J-wear fabrics

J-Wear core fabric:

Cotton, Organic, Recycled, EcoMade

Not just any Chinos, Jacket or Waistcoat material… Our high-performance J-wear CORE fabric combines organic cotton and recycled fibres.

LYCRA® Brand for great freedom of movement in wear, natural fibres ensure coolness and a special finish gives enhanced durability (our tough cotton treatment) that increases the life of each garment.

Composition

44% LYCRA® T400® Ecomade elastomultiester
34% organic cotton
22% recycled polyester (REPREVE®)

J-Wear cool cotton:

A technical fabric developed for garments that are worn next to the skin. Keeping the wearer cool and comfortable is a number one requirement for hospitality shirts and this is met by our cotton-rich fabric. The J-wear Cool Cotton has been developed using organic cotton and COOLMAX® to keep the wearer cool and dry, combined with LYCRA® Fibre for great freedom of movement in wear.

Composition

52% organic cotton
28% COOLMAX®
17% polyester
3% elastane

J-Wear cool max:

Our eco-technical fabric developed for garments that are worn close to the skin and then enhanced for tunics and dresses. For hospitality housekeeping uniforms, cotton-rich comfort and cooling properties are always top of the list. The J-wear Cool Cotton Max fabric has been developed using organic cotton and Lycra® T400® EcoMade to give comfort stretch and wicking function to keep the wearer cool and dry.

Composition

54% organic cotton
46% COOLMAX® EcoMade elastomultiester

J-Wear save soft jersey:

Comfortable with a built-in stretch for extra comfort, it’s also made from recycled microfibre polyester.

Composition

94% recycled polyester
6% elastane

J-Wear whole jersey 100:

Yes, it is 100% organic cotton developed in our special uniform comfort weight and tested to ensure UPF 50 to protect staff.

Composition

100% organic cotton

J-Wear pique plus:

Our performance blend of organic cotton and polyester has been developed for the most perfect polo product. The J-wear Pique Plus fabric has extra special finishes to give, moisture wicking (breathability) and quick dry performance and is tested to ensure UPF 50 to protect staff.

Composition

Plain:

65% organic cotton
35% polyester

Stripe:

75% organic cotton
25% polyester

J-Wear denim – indigo:

A modern indigo denim fabric that uses primarily organic and recycled cotton with stretch for comfort, but which at the same time keeps its shape. Our denim products are finished using innovative water-free technology.

Composition

73.5% organic cotton
20% recycled cotton
5% elastomultiester
1.5% elastane

J-Wear denim eco – black:

Our true black denim fabric that blends organic cotton with Lycra® T400® EcoMade yarns with stretch and recovery will also keep the wearer cool and dry. Our denims are finished using innovative water-free technology.

Composition

71% organic cotton
29% LYCRA® T400® Ecomade elastomulitester

CHOOSING THE
RIGHT FABRICS
AND SUPPLIERS

Supporting our vision of a more sustainable world