Recycled Polyester Range Grows.
Our range of recycled polyester continues to grow. We have recycled 30,423,221 plastic bottles since we started counting in 2015.
The bottle count number comes from the growing number of products that use REPREVE recycled polyester. Manu Rastogi, Head of Product Innovation and Product Sustainability says there are many other recycled polyester products in the range, but the bottle count is limited to REPREVE products.
“Only REPREVE is able to accurately tell us how many plastic bottles go into each of our products, so this is the only product we are comfortable reporting on. If we could get an accurate count on other recycled polyesters, we estimate it could double our recycled bottle count.”
In 2020 we expanded our Heli recycled insulation range to include 10 styles. The Heli range uses a synthetic ecodown made from recycled postconsumer PET bottles, which are broken down into resin and reinvented as polyester fibres that mimic down by trapping warmth in air pockets. This year, we also introduced the Moana day pack range, which is a blend of BCI cotton and recycled polyester made from marine and ocean plastic. The recycled yarn makers, Bionic Yarn, work with Robert F Kennedy Jr’s Waterkeeper Alliance to collect and recycle plastics on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. The programme is a pilot for launching into other regions where there is currently no recycling infrastructure.