Recycled / Sustainable Fabrics
- Recycled Bottles
Post-consumer bottles are collected.
- Repreve Flake
Bottles are washed and chopped into flake.
- Repreve Chip
Bottle flakes are melted and formed into chips.
- Repreve Recycled Fiber
Chips are melted and made into yarn.
Recycled polyester fabric uses PET (polyethylene terephthalate) as raw material and this comes from recycled plastic bottles which goes to landfill. The Recycled polyester uses 33-53% less energy than regular polyester and it can be continuously recycled.
Recycled polyester also doesn’t require huge land to grow a crop or use of gallons of water like cotton for its production.
The reason recycled polyester (often written rPET) is considered a green option in textiles today is two fold, and the argument goes like this: energy needed to make the rPET is less than what was needed to make the virgin polyester in the first place, so we save energy.
Mindfulness of the environment using recycled plastic to make polyester reduces the amount of virgin plastic globally.