As long as there is waste, we recycle!
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Can your Coke bottle become your favorite shirt?
Yes, it is possible! We recycle plastic to make your T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hoodies, etc. Does that make sense? In the medium term, it would be better if we could avoid this PET waste altogether. Until then, we collect PET waste locally and give it a second life.
Since 1981, Switcher has been passionately producing sustainable products.
Always looking for new ways to improve and innovate our production processes. Already in 2006 we switched a large part of our polyester demand to recycled polyester.
Our sweatshirts,jackets and hoodies are made from 30% recycled polyester. We are also testing yarns made from recycled polyester and recycled cotton from post-industrial waste.
What is recycled polyester?
At its core, recycled polyester is made from post-consumer plastic waste such as PET bottles. These plastic bottles are collected, sorted and cleaned before being converted into polyester fibers that can be used to make clothing. Using recycled plastic bottles to make polyester can reduce waste and minimize our environmental footprint.
The benefits of using recycled polyester are numerous. For one, it helps reduce the amount of plastic waste going into landfills and the oceans. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a truck full of plastic waste is dumped into the ocean every minute. By using recycled polyester, we're helping to reduce that waste.
How are PET bottles transformed into the clothes you wear?
Turning PET bottles into polyester is complex, but it's also incredibly effective at reducing waste and minimizing our environmental impact. Here's how it works:
PET bottles are collected from waste streams such as recycling bins and landfills.
The collected bottles are sorted by color and material type to ensure they are suitable for recycling.
The sorted bottles are washed and sterilized to remove impurities and bacteria.
The clean bottles are crushed, then melted down and extruded into polyester fibers.
The polyester fibers are spun into yarn, which is used to make fabric.
The fabric is used to make various clothing products, from T-shirts and sweatshirts to jackets and hoodies.
Using recycled PET bottles in our garment production process is just one of the ways we are committed to sustainability. As a garment manufacturer, it is our responsibility to reduce waste and minimize our environmental footprint.