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caring for recycled polyester
wash up to 30 degrees (this is always the most sustainable choice when using a washing machine) and use a fabric bag to keep your items from breaking because of zippers. to avoid microplastics from floating to the oceans, use a guppyfriend washing bag.
what is recycled polyester?
most often recycled polyester is made out of industrial waste or post-consumer plastics like PET bottles. turning PET bottles into clothing means grinding, melting and extruding new fibers.
why love recycled polyester?
taking what is already there and giving it new life is super cool already - but recycled polyester is also super versatile! from waterproof bags to silky smooth fabrics you can do so many things.
recycled polyester production
producing recycled polyester uses up to 90% less water than regular polyester. still you have to be careful and only choose certified recycled fabrics. we think there are pros and cons with this fabric. the main pro arguments: keeping plastic away from landfills and the ocean and a waterproof and stretchy fabric - just like polyester, but uses less energy to make. still, recycling has its boundaries and recycling uses a lot of energy too. also, recycled polyester can still release micro plastics.
based in: seattle, usa
founded by: ellie and quang dinh
products: sustainable active wear
girlfriend collective was founded by ellie and her husband quang after ellie struggled with finding eco-friendly active wear. before launching their brand they first had to figure out a way to manufacture polyester 100% from recycled water bottles. in order to achieve this they spent one year perfecting this process. the result is high-quality, oeko-tex certified fabric and ethically made active wear. ever since they launched, their mission has been to provide customers with a wide range of sustainable active wear.
girlfriend collective stands for
sustainability - inclusivity - transparency