RECYCLED POLYESTER (PET)
Recycled polyester (PET) is chemically equivalent to synthetic polyester used in clothing. So what's the difference? Recycled polyester is a result of sound environmental for our planet.
The process of recycling plastic bottles to produce fibers is simple. First, it's necessary to shred the bottles, wash the pieces of plastic, and then dry and melt them. At this stage of the process, the material acquires a viscous consistency, like honey. Then, the material is stretched until it forms a thread, which is used to make fabric.
This recycling process is sustainable and increases the lifespan of PET plastics, in addition to removing from the environment a difficult to decompose material representing 30% of all waste collected in Brazilian cities. Recycled polyester threads interwoven with cotton threads allow for the creation of fabrics equal in equality to that produced from non-recycled raw materials, but with one key difference: its unprecedented social and ecological added value.
The environmental impact of producing recycled polyester fabric is much lower than it is for virgin fibers. The production of recycled polyester uses 76% less energy and emits 71% less CO2 and reuses water. The collection and sorting of recyclable materials has a positive social impact, transforming these materials into a source of income and social inclusion for socially vulnerable populations.