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What is recycled polyester?
This durable, versatile fabric gets its name from the process of recycling used plastic into an entirely new, durable and versatile material.
Like traditional polyester, recycled polyester is a man-made fabric produced from synthetic fibres. However, instead of utilising new materials to craft the fabric (i.e. petroleum), recycled polyester makes use of existing plastic.
Recycled polyester is made by breaking down used plastic into small, thin chips, which are processed and eventually turned into yarn. Manufacturing this ultra-durable fibre begins with plastic bottles that have been diverted from landfill. The bottles are stripped of their labels and shredded up into tiny pieces that look like plastic confetti. The festive vibe is appropriate: Recycling single-use plastics dramatically decreases greenhouse gas emissions compared to producing virgin polyester. Water usage is also significantly decreased during production. These plastic pieces are then converted into tiny pellets, melted, and spun into yarn.