Recycled polyester or rPET is produced by recycling existing materials (like plastic bottles and packaging) but still has all the characteristics and performance as a regular polyester, including being wrinkle- resistant, flexible, and fast drying, making it a more sustainable fabric alternative.
Recycled polyester is made by crushing plastic products into small pieces. These small pieces are then processed into yarn, transformed into a fiber, and in the end—made into a fabric.
Producing rPet takes 33% to 53% less energy than creating polyester from scratch. Also, rPet produces approximately 54.6% fewer CO2 emissions to the air than virgin polyester.
Currently & disappointingly, over half of virgin PET production goes toward making new polyester. By using rPET and providing a use for recycled plastics, companies like ours that create recycled PET products encourage recycling programs worldwide, while adding new value to discarded items.
We are also insuring that at least some plastic doesn't end up in landfills or contaminating the waters for marine life.