How often do you look at your clothes label? What should you look for when choosing sustainable fabrics? These are all great questions to ask yourself no matter if you're a fashionista, fashion minimalist, clothing maker or retailer as each fabric can impact our environment differently.
To help out, our team has listed the sustainable fabrics we use in Fianna's sustainable activewear. Read on!
WHAT IS RPET?
RPET stands for recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or recycled PET. This versatile fabric is created by breaking down discarded plastics often found in our oceans and recycling them into textiles and clothing.
WHAT IS RECYCLED COTTON?
Recycled Cotton is textile that is created by using old cotton clothing and textiles which are blended into a new cotton fabric.
BUT COTTON IS A NATURAL FIBRE WHICH MEANS IT'S SUSTAINABLE RIGHT?
Naturally grown cotton might seem sustainable but unfortunately the truth is far from it! Virgin cotton requires a high volume of water to grow, in addition to this, cotton farmers often use fertilisers and pesticides that are harmful to the environment and are often times even to the farmers spraying the chemicals onto the cotton.
Interested in learning more about sustainable fibres? Sustain your Style is a great place to start to learn more about the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to sustainable fibres and textiles!