What Is The Difference Between Recycled and Virgin Polyester Fabric?

If you ever think: I like the idea of choosing an eco-friendly brand but I am not sure about the quality of recycled fabric, I wrote this blog post for you. 

First, it is a good idea to check if the company that you are buying from is transparent about their supply chain, where the fabric is made and how they acquire the post-consumer material to make sure that you are getting a truly recycled and eco-friendly product.

We believe in staying as local as possible when comes to production. One of the many reasons is that it is so much easier to verify the yarn production process and the quality and origin of the materials.

We use upcycled fabric that we make from REPREVE® polyester yarns combined with spandex. These recycled fibers are made in North Carolina and the quality is the same as that of virgin polyester as it has the same chemical structure. However, there is a difference, the production of REPREVE® reduces energy consumption by 45%, water consumption by 20% and the emission of greenhouse gas by over 30% in comparison to that of virgin polyester. Later the yarns are sent to a mill in Los Angeles where our fabric is made. 

REPREVE® polyester fibers are certified by third parties: 





Now that you know what you are getting into