- story by MaterialDistrict
The recycled PET (RPET) collection comes in a variety of fabrics.
The heavy canvas with an almost cotton look is developed for outdoor cushions, and is also very suitable for shoppers and bags. For one meter of this fabric 49 post-consumer plastic bottles are saved from the landfill.
The imitation memory fabric is made of very fine filaments specially texturized to create an almost peach touch taffeta feeling. Due to the special texturizing the light catches the colors in a special way and gives the fabric a very rich and stylish look. The material is water repellent and wind proof, and therefore suitable for outdoor fashion and products. Suitable for down and padded jackets as well as unpadded summer jackets and coats as the memory function gives it a good ‘grip’. For one meter fabric 10 bottles are kept out of the landfill.
The diamond ripstop is extra strong and durable with a 3D design and a very sophisticated shine on the pattern part of the diamonds, due to special texturizing of the yarns. Very strong and suitable for very heavy duty under extreme circumstances. It is finished with a double WR treatment and a PU coating at the back. The material is suitable for functional bags and sports-gear for outdoor purpose under extreme weather conditions to guarantee no water penetration.
Waste2Wear is specialised 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.