Recycled Polyester vs Conventional
This synthetic chemical fiber derived from petroleum is present in many of our garments, especially those requiring a certain elasticity and resistance such as swimwear or sportswear. 👙 🩳
It is a fiber that is widely used in the textile industry and is unfortunately not durable for the following reasons:
❌ Oil, which is a non-renewable fossil fuel, is used to produce it;
❌ For its manufacture, toxic products and substances are used, causing air, soil and water pollution and obviously impacting the worker's health;
❌ During the washing of polyester clothes, plastic micro-particles are diffused into the water and end up in rivers and oceans.
For these reasons, it is much more eco-responsible to use recycled polyester ♻️ in the manufacture of new clothes because :
✅ This will limit the amount of polyester produced unnecessarily;
✅ It will help to reduce the amount of polyester found in nature, such as plastic bottles recovered from the ocean by fishermen;
✅ It will help to give a second life to used clothing or clothing that has fallen off the production line.
⭕️ But beware, recycled or not, polyester continues to release micro-particles of plastic into the water with each wash.
✅ It is therefore advisable to buy a @guppyfriend bag in which you can put your polyester clothes to retain these micro-particles. In this way, the water and marine ecosystems will be better preserved. 💚🐳🌎🌊
🌱 Our clothes are made of organic or recycled cotton and recycled polyester to contribute to a better world.