POLYESTER: REBORN FOR MORE
SUSTAINABLE CHOICES

WHY RECYCLED POLYESTER?

Polyester is the second most used material in the Atlantis collections.
This fiber is one of the most used in the world: ultra-resistant, good color fastness, quickly dry and allows more customization techniques than cotton.
There are some downsides also: it’s made from Polyethylene terephthalate (i.e. PET) the most common type of plastic. It’s not biodegradable and it comes mainly from petrol.

But there is a solution: Recycled polyester (or rPET) is made from polymers obtained by melting down plastic bottles and re-spinning them into new polyester fiber which could then be recycled again to make other plastic bottles and so on.
This is an example of a "circular economy” sustainability model: designing something by using infinitely recyclable material.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Plastics are kept from going to landfill and to the ocean.
Non-renewable resources are also conserved by replacing the need for virgin materials
Same as virgin polyester in terms of quality, but its production requires 59% less energy
rPET CO2 emissions are reduced by 32% in comparison to regular polyester
Extraction of crude oil and natural gases are reduced from the earth to make more plastic

RECYCLED POLYESTER: THE MAKING OF AND SAVINGS

(source: WRAP and Textile Exchange)

We recycled

bottles

since we started our recycled collection.

FLIP THE STICKERS AND FIND OUT HOW MANY BOTTLES HAVE BEEN RECYCLED FOR EACH STYLE

Rapper Recycled

5

Recy Beanie

0.5

Recy Feel

1.5

Recy Three

0.5

*Only mesh in recycled polyester, front and visor in recycled cotton.

Recycled Cap

5

FIND OUT HOW MANY BOTTLES HAVE BEEN RECYCLED FOR EACH STYLE

Rapper Recycled

= 5

Recy Beanie

= 0.5

Recy Feel

= 5

Recy Three

*Only mesh in recycled polyester, front and visor in recycled cotton.

= 0.5

Recycled Cap

= 5

IF IT'S CERTIFIED, YOU'RE SURE IT'S RECYCLED

Third-party certification organizations such as Global Recycled Standard verifies the traceability in the recycling process, the exact origin of the components of the fiber, the absence of prohibited chemical substances and all the ethical e social compliance.

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE FABRIC MEETS ATLANTIS CONNECT TECHNOLOGY

The Recycled Polyester meets the exclusive Atlantis Connect technology in our Recycled models.
By downloading our App with NFC functionality, you have access to all the information and curiosities about these sustainable products.
You can also customize hats' contents: with Atlantis the product becomes interactive.

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Read the benefits of choosing a sustainable fabric

Keep updated with new products and the latest news

Spread the voice and share it with your customers

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