Our aim at Redivivus is to combat the plastic pollution problem and to ensure a greener and plastic-free world. This is achieved by creating a fabric that contributes to a circular supply chain and a focus on reducing plastic waste our business models bring positive environmental impact. This is exactly what our rPET fabric does. In this blog, we will be answering some of the most popular FAQs we get asked regarding the Redivivus rPET fabric.
What rPET means? What kind of material is rPET?
Let’s start from the beginning. RPET is defined as recycled polyethylene terephthalate or, essentially, recycled plastic. Hence, RPET is usually made from bottles, fishing nets, straws etc.
What can rPET be used for?
Once processed, rPET can be used to create a variety of products such as reusable plastic packaging to textile items like swimwear, activewear, outdoor gear, and even shoes.
Is rPET fabric soft? Is rPET safe to wear?
Our unique rPET fabric is quite lightweight and has a very soft cotton-feel. Moreover, it is breathable and at the same durable fabric and is safe to wear.
Is rPET better than PET?
If we had to compare rPET and PET, rPET would win as the better material for multiple reasons. On the one hand, PET contains very harmful ingredients as it is made from petroleum and natural gas. Hence, it takes hundreds of years to biodegrade.(https://www.theworldcounts.com/stories/plastic-waste-facts)
On the other hand, rPET is an innovative material that focuses on a circular economy model and is created from recycled plastic. Recycling plastic waste is a sustainable, conscious method to help the environment stay cleaner. In addition to this, using rPET instead of PET significantly reduces our reliance on petroleum as a source of raw materials. Likewise, recycled PET has a lower carbon footprint than virgin polyester, as 85% less energy is required. As a result, this minimises carbon emissions. This also answers the questions about whether “rPET eco friendly” and “Why is rPET important”.
How do you clean a rPET? Is rPET washable?
Fabrics made from rPET maintain identical traits with regular polyester. Therefore, the recommended method to clean rPET fabric is machine washing. However, please make sure you check the label of the fabric to check the most suitable temperature as this may vary from each company.
Is rPET safe? Is rPET BPA free?
In general, PET bottles do not contain any BPA. For this reason, they are considered generally safe to be in contact with food and beverages. The same goes for rPET materials.
That’s a wrap! Of the top frequently asked questions we get asked by customers about rPET fabric. We hope you found this month’s blog helpful. Don’t forget to follow us on social media to stay up to date with all the latest Redivivus news.