Fabrics made from recycled polyester is a major move of textile and fashion industry contribute towards low carbon footprint and keep plastics from going into landfill and ocean. Recycled polyester gives a second life to a material that’s not biodegradable and would otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean. 8 million metric tons of plastics enter the ocean every year, on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate in marine environments. If we keep this pace, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
Recycled polyester is just as good as virgin polyester but takes less resources to make - Recycled polyester is almost the same as virgin polyester in terms of quality, but its production requires 59 percent less energy compared to virgin polyester. Manufactures of recycled polyester, aim to reduce CO2 emissions by 32 percent in comparison to regular polyester. In addition, recycled polyester can contribute to reduce the extraction of crude oil and natural gas from the Earth to make more plastic.
a) Recycled Polyster Interlock Mesh (Light Weight)
b)50% Recycled Poly + 50% Cotton Single Jersey (Medium Weight)
c) 87% Recycled Poly 13% Spandex Sing Jersey(Elastic)