Introduction To rPET Fiber

When we think of recycling, we typically imagine plastic bottles being turned into new bottles or plastic bags. Did you know that recycled PET Bottles can also be turned into textile fibers? Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is the most common type of plastic found in beverage bottles.  It can be recycled into different types of fiber used to make a variety of textiles. In this article, we’ll take a look at the different applications of recycled PET fiber and how it’s making a positive impact on the environment and the fashion industry.

Brands Use Recycled PET

First, let’s talk about clothing. Recycled PET fiber is often used to make clothing items, such as t-shirts, fleece jackets, and even denim. Brands like Patagonia and The North Face have been using rPET fiber in their clothing lines for years, and it’s becoming increasingly popular in the fashion industry. Using rPET fiber in clothing not only reduces the amount of plastic waste sent to landfills, it also conserves natural resources and reduces energy consumption in the manufacturing process.

Recycled PET Fiber In Your Home

Next, we have carpet and upholstery. Recycled PET fiber is being used to make carpets and upholstery for homes and businesses. This reduces the amount of plastic waste sent to landfills and cuts the use of virgin materials & energy consumption in the production process. Recycled fiber in carpets and upholstery can also be more durable and easy to clean than traditional materials, making them a practical and eco-friendly choice.

Recycled PET fiber is also being used to make stuffing for pillows, blankets, and other household items. Using rPET Fiber is providing a sustainable and comfortable alternative to traditional materials such as down feathers or synthetic fibers.

Using recycled PET fiber to create outdoor furniture, such as picnic tables and benches, reduces the amount of plastic waste sent to landfills. Doing so provides a durable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional materials like wood or metal. This method of production helps to protect the environment and promotes the use of recycled materials in consumer products. In a time where we must focus on creating a circular economy and decreasing our environmental impact, using recycled materials in everyday products is crucial for promoting sustainable living.

Recycled PET fiber is being used in the production of bags, backpacks and other premium accessories. This provides a sustainable and durable alternative to traditional materials like leather or canvas.

Versatile & Eco-Friendly

Recycled PET fiber is a versatile and eco-friendly material.  It can be used in a wide range of textiles, from clothing to household items. By using recycled PET fiber, we can reduce the amount of plastic waste sent to landfills, conserve natural resources, and reduce energy consumption in the manufacturing process. So, next time you’re shopping for clothes, carpets, or household items, look for products made with recycled PET fiber and do your part in reducing waste and protecting the environment.

This article was written by Igor Beylin, founder and CEO of Scrap Management Inc.  He can be reached at