Bags for Good
In one of many small steps to make a difference, we have designed our Bags for Good collection. Each bag is made from 100% recycled polyester, made from pre-consumer plastic waste.
For every bag and accessory bought from the Bags for Good collection, we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Trees for Cities.
Set up in 1993, Trees for Cities is the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities. We are passionate about supporting a local London based charity in order to support their environmental work, both in London, across the UK and the rest of the world.
With nearly 1.3 Million trees planted to date, they aim to plant another 167,000+ this year alone, to make our urban spaces greener and healthier for everyone.
Our Bags for Good collection are made entirely from recycled polyester (polyethylene terephthalate) or rPET for short. rPET is super lightweight, durable, water-resistant, and great at taking colour and print for our bags.
What is it?
Most of our recycled polyester comes from pre-consumer waste, i.e. faulty or surplus plastic from manufacturing that would otherwise go to waste.
The benefits of using recycled polyester:
- Lessens the dependence on fossil fuels like, petroleum, as a raw material to make virgin polyester. Which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
- Utilizes waste materials that might otherwise end up on a landfill.
- The manufacturing process of creating rPET uses 79% less carbon emissions than producing virgin polyester.
- There is no difference between virgin polyester and recycled polyester in terms of performance.
Sustainable fashion is never black and white and there will always be pros and cons to all the types of fabric we use. We hope you cherish your Bags for Good for as long as you can. Giving a new life to otherwise wasted plastic.
Our fabric is approved by the Global Recycled Standards agency