What Is RPET Plastic?
Despite the fancy name, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is much more common than you might think. Food packaging, plastic water bottles, and thousands of other consumer products are made from PET. In response to the issues caused by PET, various engineers, designers and environmentalists have been innovating new ways to control the creation and distribution of PET plastics, creating recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET).
How We Use It:
Post-consumer PET material is collected through recycling programs (such as your recycling bin at home). They are then sorted and sent to a PET recycling facility. It is then cleaned, ground, and moulded into a thread that gives a second life to plastics that would otherwise end up in landfill. We take this thread and use it to make our RPET socks!
Our purpose beyond commerce drives us to positively impact the lives of those around us, support our community, and inspire change through setting an example. This is why we are always looking ahead to discover how we can incorporate innovative solutions such as RPET socks into both our retail and custom product line.
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