RPET Polyester (Explained)
You may have heard the term RPET material or fabric, and wondered what it meant. Well, let's dive in!
What is RPET Polyester?
RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) polyester is a sustainable alternative to traditional polyester fibers. This type of polyester is made from recycled plastic bottles and post-consumer waste, making it a more eco-friendly option. The RPET is spun into yarn and used to create fabric.
The Benefits Of Using RPET Polyester
Fewer Resources Used
Traditional polyester fiber is made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. On the other hand, recycled polyester is made from post-consumer waste and plastic bottles, which means that far fewer resources are used in its production.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
The manufacturing process of traditional polyester emits a large amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These greenhouse gases contribute to climate change and have a negative impact on the environment. Recycled polyester, on the other hand, has a much lower carbon footprint thanks to the fact that less energy is required to produce it.
Recycled polyester is just as durable as traditional polyester, if not more so. This increased durability is thanks to the fact that recycled polyester fibers are stronger and less likely to break than virgin fibers. In addition, bags made from recycled polyester are less likely to fade over time.
Is Recycled Polyester Durable?
It is important to note that not all RPET polyester is created equal. The quality of recycled polyester depends on the quality of the manufacturer. We have tried and tested a number of RPET fabrics on our bags and found that the RPET that we now use is far superior to others we have tested.
Care Instructions For Your RPET Bag
Your RPET backpack should be easy enough to clean as this type of fabric is easier to wipe clean than other materials like cotton canvas. However, you should not wash your RPET bag in the washing machine. Spot clean with cold water, a mild detergent, and a sponge.
Why We Use RPET For Our Bags
We wanted to create a sustainable backpack that would have a positive impact on the environment, so we decided to use RPET for our bags. We love the fact that this fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles and that it has a reduced carbon footprint. In addition, we think that RPET is an incredibly durable fabric that should last you for years to come.
RPET fabric is a great material to use and the benefits are clear. Not only is it an eco-friendly choice, but it's also durable and easy to care for. We're proud to use RPET in our bags and we hope that you'll consider this sustainable fabric the next time you're shopping for a new backpack.