Recycled PET blend
- story by MaterialDistrict
Waste2Wear is specialized in the recycling of plastic waste into high quality, yarns, woven and non-woven fabrics and finished textile products. In the past ten years, the company has built up a wealth of experience and know-how in this area. This allows them to offer clients a one-stop-shop for a full plastic waste-to-product supply chain that is compliant and certified in every step. This makes Waste2Wear unique. They unburden textile companies and fashion brands in their journey to become circular.
The recycled PET (RPET) blended fabrics consist of at least 30% RPET. Waste2Wear fabrics are made from very high twisted filament yarns, with a high number of fibers. This increases breathability and makes them very comfortable to wear.
Hammered Satin (70% olyester, 30% RPET) is a high-end fashion fabric with a great look & feel, specially developed for blouses and dresses.
Travel Suit (94% RPET, 6% Spandex) is a sophisticated fabric for easy light travel suits.
Shirt Poplin is a clear white basic fabric for shirts and blouses, especially for uniforms and hospitality wear, because of its durability and easy care. The mixture of 65% RPET and 35% Cotton is the right mix for optimimum wearing proporties, moisture-wicking aspects and easy maintenance.
One of the most challenging parts in the process of recycling polyester is to create a stable, consistent and acceptable white colour. Waste2Wear has created a method to ensure the right tone of white. This process where no bleaching is required is called Econs-White (Eco friendly, consistent White). It is a dyeing and finishing method, which uses less water, and no bleach to create a consistent colour white. For one meter fabric 7 plastic bottles are kept out of the landfill.