The quality of polyester derived from recycled clothing through the EcoViz supply partners, Jiaren, Japan is equal to that of petrol refined polyester. The appearance and the performance of the garments were completely matched by the new product.
Since the move to recycled polyester, almost 60,000 garments in EcoViz RP fabric have been ordered.
Compared to producing these with polyester derived from oil, this move has resulted in a cut to the carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to planting over 3,000 trees and has saved the equivalent energy emissions of powering 10 family homes for an entire year.
Moreover, thousands of garments that could have been incinerated or buried have been repurposed.
In addition to the garment fabric, EcoViz has considered the environmental impact of every aspect of the finished product; swing tickets are now attached to the product using sustainable jute string (previously plastic) whilst the information from multiple swing tickets have been consolidated into one recycled cardboard ticket.
The final product is packaged in an oxo-biodegradable plastic bag, that will decompose to ensure the packaging is not lying around for years to come.