Did you know that some of the clothing you could be wearing right now could be made out of recycled plastic bottles? It all starts with you. And when you recycle.
Repreve Sustainable Fabric
REPREVE is a brand of fiber made from recycled materials, including used plastic bottles. As a leader in transforming recycled bottles into a quality textiles, Repreve is the ingredient that makes your favorite brands sustainable. For example,
- 7 plastic bottles are used to make one pair of pants
- 5 plastic bottles are required to make a t-shirt
- 15 plastic water bottles make one recycled baby wrap
Brands you wear made using Repreve
There are many worldwide brands who are already using Repreve in the manufacture of their garments. Brands such as Kathmandu, Roxy and Quiksilver, as well as car manufacturer Ford. It does not stop there though. Even baby slings are being manufactured out of the sustainable fabric. You could already own something made from plastic bottles. Imagine that.
Next time you are out shopping for a pair of bathers or shorts for summer, keep a look out for Roxy’s Line Up Upcycled Boardshort. They are made with 7 recycled bottles! In fact they use recycled Repreve fabric in all board shorts and are continuing to research and evaluate every fabric and trim to find new ways to be eco-friendly.
Beija-Flor Repreve Jeans
Thanks to Repreve, recycled plastic bottles are also being turned into a colorful jeans collection by Beija-Flor. They are called The Eco-Chic™ Collection. Take a look.
Beco Baby Carrier – Repreve Fabric
Beco has evolved its commitment to sustainability with the Limited Edition Gemini Baby Carrier by using Repreve, one of the most earth friendly ingredients you’ll find on the planet. Repreve is a fiber made with 100% recycled bottles.
Beachfront Baby Water Sling Baby Carrier (Repreve® Recycled)
In addition, each recycled wrap comes with a matching drawstring carry bag, also made with Repreve and our packaging for this wrap is printed on 100% recycled paper.
There’s a lot to love about making a difference. Next time you are out shopping, take a look at the clothing tag and see if you are buying an item made from recycled materials.