Polyester is a plastic produced from oil, and we all know there is a limit for just how much oil we can pump out of Mother Earth. The good news is that we can decrease our dependence on oil, for example by using recycled polyester. This means that we also will decrease the size of rubbish dumps and harmful emissions from incinerators.
You will find a number of garments in our collection that are made from recycled polyester. During the summer of 2011 we also released our first collection of green shell garments made from Eco-Shell, which is not just made from recycled polyester, but is also completely recyclable as part of the Eco Circle™ recycling system. The goal is that, within the near future, all of the polyester found in our products will be both recycled and recyclable. We were one of the first European companies to join the Eco Circle™ project. Our colleagues at Teijin, a Japanese company, developed a method of recycling polyester that does not affect the quality of the material. Thanks to Teijin's revolutionary process, a garment can be recycled again and again and again in an environmentally conscious loop.
Links for further reading
Eco-Shell. Green shell garments (link to our material pages)