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Stunning satin weave fabric made of 100% recycled polyester (rPET). That's right... the fibres were once bottles!
In a vibrant dark turquoise colour, this fabric is striking. It is soft, supple and drapes beautifully but has the bright hue to suit gowns, swimwear and streetwear. One side has the sheen that you would expect from a satin weave, while the other has a much more matte, almost brushed finish to it. You can use either as the right side depending on the look and purpose of your product. Due to the tightly structured weave, it has a small amount of UV protection and water resistancy.
This fabric has also been successful subliminally printed on, and can be digitally printed using water based inks. Please check the swatch, or order a sample metre to test for specific projects before ordering and printing in bulk.
The OHSAS 18001 certification is one of the International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, providing a framework for the effective management of OH&S including all aspects of risk management and legal compliance. It's sometimes found that recycling facilities are buying in virgin plastic bottles rather than collected post-consumer waste, so this certificate not only ensures safe import of the material, but management of health and safety for workers too.
Recycled materials ensure that post-consumer waste is utilised rather than virgin resources. As this is 100% polyester, it can be recycled again (in the right system). Due to the tight weave and finish, it is long-lasting ensuring a durable product.
ISO:9001 is a quality management certification, ensuring that the raw material does come from post-consumer waste and is managed in accordance with health and safety regulations for synthetic polymers.
ISO:14001 refers to an environmental management certification that supports a framework for the measurement and improvement of environmental impact.
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification ensures that the fabric has been tested for harmful substances and that the textile is therefore harmless in human ecological terms. Tested by independent regulators, it cannot be falsified.
The Green Mark environmental management certification gives guidance to producers on legislation so that they rigorously follow procedures.
To care for your product:
Suitable for the washing machine and cool tumble drying, but we recommend cooler washing and air drying.
Turn the machine down to 30 degrees for a more environmentally friendly wash. In Europe alone, if every household turned its washing temperature down to 30°C, we could save 12 million tons of CO2 a year. We recommend line drying as this reduces energy usage and looks after your textiles for longer. Use a mild detergent, light botanical refresher or even just steam the item you've made in your bathroom after a shower. Iron on a medium temperature, however the textured look should hide any creasing.