RECYCLED POLYESTER

Recycled polyester fabric is made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is mainly found in plastic bottles. Our recycled polyester is made entirely from used plastic bottles.

The Facts

Recycling plastic bottles reduces waste going to landfill

Uses 33-53% less energy in production than virgin polyester

Eliminates the need for petroleum

60 million plastic bottles go to waste every day globally

How it's made

Bottles are crushed

Melted into fibers

Texture is added

Woven into fabric

  1. The used PET bottles are cleaned, dried and crushed into small chips.
  2. These chips are then melted into a liquid and passed through a spinneret to form strings of yarn. This is then wound up on spools.
  3. The fibre is fed through a machine which compresses them to create the desired texture.
  4. The yarn is baled, dyed and knitted into a fabric.

2% OF OUR 2020 COLLECTION IS RECYCLED POLYESTER

Why we love it

Our recycled polyester is certified by the Global Recycled Standard*. It promotes circular fashion. It gives new life to old materials that aren’t biodegradable and would otherwise go to waste. For its strength, durability and versatility.

*Global Recycled Standard is a product benchmark for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in a final product. This applies to the full supply chain with the goal of increasing use of recycled materials in products and reducing/ eliminating the harm caused by its production.

You’ll find recycled polyester in our outerwear and our super soft, colourful scarves.