REPRIEVE RECYCLED POLY
The clear plastic used for bottles can be kept out of landfills and used instead to make clothing. The #USGroup is creating #fabrics from recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) plastic.
Collected PET bottles are sterilized, dried and crushed into small chips which are heated and passed through a spinneret to form strings of yarns that go through a crimping machine to produce a fluffy, wool-like texture before they’re woven into polyester #fabric.
Our Reprieve fabrics are part of our broad collection of recycled and #sustainable alternatives.
There’s growing interest in recycling denim garments, and the US Group is finding ways to optimize the processes involved.
Pre-consumer waste comes from excess material produced during production of yarn, fabric and #textile products. We’re advancing into recycling post-consumer waste. It’s sorted by type and color then processed through stripping machines that break the fabric into small pieces before pulling them apart into fiber. Then it’s carded several times in order to clean and mix the fibers before they are spun into yarns. Resulting staple length is shorter so that it’s blended with virgin cotton fibers to improve yarn strength.
This sustainable fiber produces fabric with an authentic aesthetic look.