FABRIC AND SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

 GAYA parts are designed to generate minimal impact on the environment.

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries on the planet and also one of the biggest water consumer. Textile residues from common fibers take decades to decompose.

We believe that small actions can minimize damage to the planet.

FABRIC

  Amni Soul Eco® is one of the creations of the company Rhodia, which has been present in Brazil since 1919. It is a polyamide 6.6 yarn, which has been improved in its formulation to allow clothes to decompose quickly, after being discarded in landfill.

These fabrics, produced by Santaconstância, belong to the CO2control® line and are manufactured with auditable materials and processes and of recognized effort in the search for sustainability in the textile sector, such as: compostability; biodegradability on disposal; exemption from genetic modifications; closed production cycles; non-use of toxic or harmful products to human health and production traceability. They also have the Oeko-Tex®Class I and II certification, an external and international audit that certifies the exemption of toxic products in fabrics for contact with human skin.

 

SUN PROTECTION UPF50

UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and indicates how much of the sun's UV rays are absorbed by the fabric before reaching your skin. 50 means that less than 1 unit of 50 UVA and UVB rays will pass through the fabric onto the skin.

It is a rating that offers excellent UV protection. For example, a thin white cotton shirt with a UPF rating of approximately 5 reduces 1/5 of the sun's rays falling on the skin.

The increase in skin cancer cases in recent decades is strongly related to increasingly popular outdoor activities and recreational exposure. Excessive exposure to sunlight is directly linked to the underlying cause of harmful effects on the skin. Experts believe that four out of five cases of skin cancer could be prevented, as damage caused by UV rays is preventable.

In addition to the protection factor, our bodies have elongated sleeves, which work like a glove, protecting even your hands.

 

OUR PACKAGING

All PVC used is recyclable. 100% of PVC burrs, generated in production, return to the production chain to be reprocessed and transformed again into raw material.

The oil used in compressors is stored in a proper container and disposed of at collection points.

 

CARING FOR THE REMAINS

One of the biggest problems and challenges today is the production of waste, a serious environmental problem. Here, all leftover material is collected and distributed for recycling.

 

REVERSE LOGISTIC

We also offer our customers a used part return channel for correct disposal (reverse logistics). We are responsible for the entire product cycle. Since its creation, manufacture and disposal. Please email hello@gayasunwear.com to explain the procedure.

 

FAIR LABOR

Our employees are just as important as our customers and products. Without them none of this would be possible. We believe in valuing the worker, with fair pay and participation in production choices and decisions. Happy producers, happy consumers.

 

MADE IN BRAZIL

GAYA bodies are manufactured in-house, made in Brazil with 100% Brazilian products. The proximity to our producers and suppliers, in addition to fostering the national textile industry, guarantees us the standard of quality.

 

FABRIC 

Made with biodegradable polyamide yarns, unlike common fibers that take decades to decompose, Gaya bodies, when discarded, decompose in less than 3 years, reducing environmental impact and ensuring a better world for future generations.

In the innovative technology of the AMNI Soul Eco® fabric, care for the planet is present in the reuse of water used in its manufacturing process and in the emission of greenhouse gases, which are treated before being eliminated into the environment, preserving the ozone layer and nature.

In addition, Gaya bodies are easy to wash, quick drying, breathability and extremely soft to the touch.

PRODUCTION

With local production and small quantities, we offer our customers a product made with the highest quality and fair workmanship.

We believe in the energy that each product delivers to those who consume it.

Creating a better future depends on a present of attitudes. We are responsible for our piece of the world. Recycling, saving water, the relationship with our producers, suppliers and customers, all produced with care and respect.

We must build the union between the facilities of modern life with a logic that respects nature and people.