As you read this, about 1 million plastic bottles are bought across the globe. In Lake Michigan alone, an equivalent of 100 Olympic-sized pools full of plastic bottles get dumped into the lake every year.
Recycled polyester is a genius solution to our increasing dependency on plastic. About 10 plastic bottles are used to create a pound of Recycled Polyester Fiber.
Not much, you might think, but collective effort is key here. With hundreds of customers and more items made from Recycled Fabric, thousands of plastic bottles are kept away from ocean and landfill. Not a bad day's shopping, right?
Grown in Australia and transformed into a fabric by Lenzig, Tencel, a trademark version of Lyocell, is one of the most sustainable fabric on earth today.
Using renewable cellulose soft-wooden crop processed in a closed-loop system – meaning 99.5% of chemicals are captured and reused in continuous processing – Tencel requires little to no chemical processing and as such doesn't result in toxic water, and the beauty of it all – the final textile is completely biodegradable.