We’re pioneers in the use of polyester made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Our certified fabric is made from yarn 100% produced from post-consumer plastic bottles, so that we generate the maximum environmental benefit. Whilst this is a more costly option than yarns containing only partially recycled materials, we believe it is the right thing to do to go the extra mile and use only 100% recycled yarns.
Blazers, boys trousers, shorts and skirts are all made using this fabric we call “Re-vive”. Annually we “re-vive” 18 million plastic bottles in the manufacture of these garments. That would be enough water to fill 4 Olympic sized swimming pools!
How do we make plastic bottles into fabric for these garments?
The process uses the plastic bottles, which are broken down into flakes, these then go through de-polymerisation and re-polymerisation processed to make the recycled chips. The chips are then melted and extruded to make yarn which is then woven into the fabric.
Make sure you check what % polyester is recycled in the products you buy – the more %, the less the impact on the environment – not all “recycled” products out there are equal!