Why does it matter?
How does it work?
Post consumer water bottles are collected and brought to the recycling facility in Switzerland. The conversion process of turning waste into wearable fabric begins:
• A flotation and separation process removes the caps and labels from the bottles, as they are made of plastics with different characteristics
• Plastic bottles are then processed into chips
• After being washed the flakes are melted
• Yarns are pulled from the melted polyester
• The result is a clean, valuable and recycled yarn
• In Italy the raw filament yarns are spun with Lycra® and made into fabric
• In England the recycled fabric is then printed, cut and sewn into awesome leggings
Our yarn supplier is certified under the UNI 11505:2013 standard. From bottle collection to reprocessing and yarn production, our supplier insist processing stages take place in Europe and are monitored at every step. The recycled content is guaranteed and certifies the 'post consumer' origin of the polyester used for our leggings. Free of heavy metals and other toxic substances, the yarn offers maximum comfort, freshness, breathability, colour solidity and thermoregulation. Good not only for health but also the environment. Together we reinvent waste and cut down on plastic disposal.
Recycled polyester vs standard polyester
Recycled polyester is so great because it produces over half the amount of C02 than standard polyester. For every kilogram of recycled PET, 3 kilograms of CO2 are spared. The recycling of 1,000 kilograms of polyester prevents the emission of nearly 3,000 kilograms of greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of a medium-sized car in one year.
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