It All Started with RPET
What is RPET?
Polyethylene terephthalate is the world’s most common plastic. It is made from crude oil and natural gas that is extracted from deep inside the earth and heated together to form a molten liquid. This liquid is spun into fibers to create polyester fabrics or molded into plastic bottles. These products are not biodegradable so they remain in our environment for over 450 years. To put that in perspective, if you buy a bottle of water today in a plastic bottle, it will still be on this planet in 15 generations time.
Think about that! Most family trees don’t go back 15 generations, at this rate, will they go forward for another 15?
It is estimated that a staggering one and a half billion plastic bottles are bought and trashed across the globe every day. The scale of that number is unfathomable. We cannot even begin to imagine what that must do to our delicate environment. We know we don’t have all the answers but we have made it our mission to innovate products from recycled plastic waste. Every piece of recycled plastic counts. Instead of focussing on the damage already done, we do the only thing we can do and vow to make a positive impact with every bottle we recycle.
RPET means recycled polyester and it comes from PET plastic bottles that are melted down and re-spun into new recycled polyester fibres, yarns and fabrics.
The recycling method that Waste2Wear uses consumes 86% less water, 75% less CO2 and 70% less energy than starting from scratch by taking precious nonrenewable resources from our earth.
With well over a dozen years experience in creating fabrics from recycled polyester, we know what works. Our expertise in this field means that we have fine tuned ‘recipes’ to create the finest quality, softest hand-feel fabrics that are created to last. Over the years we have created more than 150 different fabrics. We have identified, improved and refined the best and narrowed our offering down to less than 100 fabrics. Our collection includes the finest 35gsm chiffon right up to 600gsm heavy canvas and everything in-between. Different fabrics suit different applications and through our years of knowledge, we can recommend the very best fit for your requirements.
We don’t just say we produce recycled fabrics, we prove it with our completely traceable blockchain technology. We also innovated a unique RPET verification chemical test called RA-3 to authenticate the recycled plastic content in our products.
As a truly sustainable B2B textile company, we only produce to demand to eliminate waste. As a result, we do not carry stock. This means that each production run is unique for every customer and as a result, our MOQ is approximately 3,000 meters per fabric. All of our fabrics feature our transparent, award-winning blockchain technology that gives the precise provenance of the plastic waste right through every step in the supply chain.
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