As someone who has had the opportunity to work with these recycled fabrics in my own Curtain manufacturer, I can attest to their quality and beauty. I have already received a couple of samples of these fabrics and plan to use them for Curtains and Roman Blinds. The fact that they are made from recycled materials only adds to their appeal, as they offer a sustainable alternative to traditional fabric options.
Recycled polyester, which is constructed from PET plastics that are collected from landfill or the sea, is the primary material used in Zepel Fabrics’ Recycled Yard Technology. This process requires approximately 59% less energy to produce and reduces CO2 emissions by approximately 32% when compared to traditional polyester manufacturing processes. This is a significant step forward in sustainable textile design, as it addresses the issue of plastic waste while also reducing the environmental impact of fabric production.
Sustainable textile design is still evolving, and there is much work to be done to recycle more than we are consuming globally. However, the growing interest in sustainability initiatives across the industry is a positive sign that we are moving in the right direction. The continued development of recycled fabrics, such as those produced by Zepel Fabrics, is an essential aspect of this evolution.
I look forward to seeing what the future holds.
By Alex Campos