#livingsustainably

WE USE SUSTAINABLE FABRIC

What is RPET?

RPET is the short name often used for recycled polyethylene tetraphyte (PET). 

In short, RPET takes plastic that has already been created, usually plastic bottles, and chops the bottles into tiny flakes. These flakes are then melted to separate the core PET ingredient inside of the bottle. This PET can then be used to make anything from a sweater to another plastic bottle. Not only is up to 50% less energy used than making PET from scratch, but by using existing bottles already created, it ensures these bottle don’t end up in landfill. It also means we can leave the planet as it is: rather than obtaining the core ingredient via the highly damaging process of crude oil primary extraction, we instead make use of a product in abundance that may otherwise have directly contributed to landfill.

How is our sustainable clothing made?

 

WE USE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

We decided to use 100% natural hemp drawstring bags for the packaging of your clothes - a sweet, practical and eco-friendly solution. 

So, why hemp? Original hemp constitutes a highly sustainable, fantastic low-impact crop that can be converted into fabric sustainably.

As a crop, hemp is exceptionally environmentally positive. It requires around 50 percent less water to grow per season than conventional cotton and can grow in a range of soils at high yield. The plant is also extremely durable and requires low to zero pesticides. As a textile, hemp is biodegradable, versatile and long lasting. 

Therefore, we use reusable hemp bags for the packaging, that are safe, healthy and beneficial for consumers throughout their life cycle. 

What else? Except using it for your SILVERWIND sportswear sets, this bag is also sturdy and roomy enough to hold your essentials, such as books, wallet, iPad, phone and keys. So many possibilities...