The incredible versatility of plastic is on show again in the fabrics used across our projects. When treated and fused in a very specific way, types of plastic – and in particular, recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or rPET for short – can be carefully crafted into fine yarns. These yarns can then be woven, just like cotton, into a wide range of textiles and fabrics, bringing some of our most colourful and eye-catching products to life.
In terms of feel, breathability and appearance, these fabrics rival the most premium of their natural counterparts. They’re also more durable and their manufacture and application far less harmful to the environment. With the right amounts of heat and pressure, we can even turn them into solid, beautifully textured 3D shapes.
The most common plastic waste is polyethylene terephthalate, or PET: the primary material used for almost all water bottles around the world. Billions of PET bottles are discarded each year – as a species, it is the biggest waste problem we face.
But in developing alternative solutions, our engineers refuse to settle for any compromise in quality — our rPET fabrics are fantastic.
There are no bio-based composites and it won’t rot or decay, regardless of climate. Materials are breathable, but can be washed.