RECYCLED PLASTIC SOCKS
With more than 60 million plastic bottles ending up in landfills every day and 24 billion socks being sold annually, we recognised an opportunity to positively impact our planet. Our recycled plastic socks create a unique fashion statement from plastic that would otherwise pollute our planet.
Made From Recycled Materials
55% Lower Carbon Footprint than Cotton
20% Less Water Used During Production Of RPET Yarn
Swanky Socks RPET Socks
Plastic products have a major impact on the environment; it takes the material years to decompose, leaving the product being left in landfills. In addition to being unable to decompose, a toxic substance is released into the environment and soil when the plastic perishes under direct sunlight, also releasing a toxic substance into the air causing air pollution.
Waste from plastic bottles is also posing major environmental damage to marine life. Animals are getting tangled in plastic waste, causing starvation, choking, laceration, infection, and mistaking the plastic waste for food.
Why using recycled plastic is positive for the environment.
How is recycled plastic turned into socks?
Why do we use recycled plastic in our socks?
Keeps plastic out of landfills
Every plastic bottle we can use to create a pair of socks keeps that plastic bottle out of landfill. The less plastic in these landfills means, the less toxic substances are being released into the soil and into the air causing a high amount of pollution.
Producing resources to create materials to design socks consumes a lot of energy. The energy being used or fossil fuels create a large amount of carbon dioxide, which is the most significant greenhouse gas. Finding a way to reduce the number of materials being created will lead to a greener planet and reduce the effects of climate change.
Protecting our oceans
On average every year 14 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean; every year, plastic makes up 80% of all waste found in the ocean, which is causing animals to tangle in the plastic or ingest it causing injury and death.