Why Compost It?

For the first time ever, we’re offering the world clothing that is 100% compostableThat's right, everything that goes into our clothing including the thread and garment labels are safe for composting.

Why compost clothes?
  • It's the best disposal method and helps stop climate change
  • Helps divert 15 tonnes of textile waste which end up in landfills every year
  • Reduces methane emissions and lowers carbon footprint

Currently, the most common method for discarding used clothing is sending it to landfills. Only problem is that landfills are not designed to break down waste, only store it. Because of the lack of oxygen, bacteria in the waste produce methane gas, which is highly flammable and dangerous. It is also a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent than CO2 and contributes to global warming.  The other method, is burning it. 😔

At Baçura, we design the entire product life cycle with the end of its life in mind. Our supply chain through to product end-use is closed loop and designed to harmlessly biodegrade even when it's time to say goodbye. Everything eventually comes to an end, so why not make it the most sustainable method possible? We concluded that the best way to discard clothing was to return it back to where it came from (the earth).

Although most materials will eventually biodegrade, only certain materials are considered compostable. For example, something seemingly insignificant, like a plastic button on a shirt, can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade. That's a really long time and frankly, it's just not good enough.

How do I compost my Baçura item?
After you've worn the f*** out of it (that means at least 50 wears), simply put it in your compost bin and let it biodegrade naturally. We recommend a yard & garden compost bin like the Dirt Vader compost bin or Tumble weed compost bin. Stick to compost bins that interact with the soil directly. All organic matter will break down eventually but if possible, shred your fabric somehow as this will significantly speed up the decomposing process. The more heat, air and moisture you can give it, the faster the materials will break down.

When you own a Baçura item, make sure you mend when torn and re-use when worn before you say your final 'goodbyes'. If composting isn't your thing, simply return it back to us so we can repurpose as much of the materials as possible.