Sometimes we use man-made fabrics in our clothes to make them the best that they can be.
Making great quality clothes means more to us than making something that just looks great or works well. That’s why we try to source recycled or recyclable man-made fabrics whenever possible to help lower our impact in production or create something that will last a little longer and can be turned into something new after it’s been loved.
Fabrics like the recycled polyester that we use in our technical jackets is made from plastic bottles and post-consumer polyester that is processed and spun into a new fabric.
Recently we’ve even used recycled polyester in our jeans. Our Soda Pop jeans used a beautiful denim that combined recycled drinks bottles with conventional cotton to create a fabric that uses about 6 recycled bottles in every pair of jeans. For every plastic bottle that goes into a pair of jeans it’s one less in land fill and a little less cotton that needs to be farmed and grown. Using recycled polyester in our Soda Pop jeans lowered our CO2 emissions and water consumption in production too.
When it comes to man-made fabrics, we say out with the new, in with the old.