Recycled Polyester

Polyester is one of the most commonly used fabrics not only due to its durability but it’s ability to hold its shape and ease to look after. 

As it’s derived from non-renewable resources such as petroleum, moving to recycled sources of pre and post consumer waste is an obvious way to lower our environmental footprint by utilising existing resources which also require less energy to produce. 

Post-consumer waste sources, such as retrieved ocean waste plastics and plastic bottles, are an increasingly popular material seen throughout swim and sportswear ranges in particular, and a great way for us not only to divert waste from landfill but to keep our oceans clean at the same time.

Pre-consumer content, such as industrial plastic waste reclaimed during the manufacturing process which has not not yet reached consumers, is another useful source otherwise destined for disposal.

Each time we use our garments, whatever their fibre type, microfibres are released into the environment. In the case of synthetic materials, polyester is one of the most abundant types of microplastics found. These tiny particles are harmful to the ecosystem and organisms that live within it and given their durability, don’t biodegrade for many, many years, if at all.

We can also reduce the volume of these microfibres being released by more consciously caring for our clothes – we have included some tips at the bottom of the page to help us all care for our wardrobe