When you choose something made with recycled polyester and nylon, you’re diverting waste out of the landfill and keeping it out of oceans. Recycled polyester yarns provide new life for industrial polyester waste and recycled plastic bottles. In addition to reducing solid waste, recycled polyester production uses less fossil fuels, and requires less energy and water compared to virgin fibre production.
Recycled polyester isn’t new, but the processing methods have improved over the years, so we can use it in more types of products, from functional base layers and technical running shirts to jackets to sleeping bags.
Nylon is tougher to recycle than polyester, but we’ve had success with it in technical clothing such as hiking pants. As technology keeps evolving, we’ll keep increasing the amount of products with recycled nylon for you to choose from.