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 our charity of choice. We hope to announce the charity very soon.
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