Recycled polyester (PES) and polyamide (PA) for our
laces and fabrics
Polyester and polyamide (known trade names for the fibers are Nylon, Perlon, Enkalon, and Kevlar) are made from petroleum and are among the most commonly produced synthetic man-made fibers. In the recycling process, fibers from textiles can be remelted and spun into new yarns. More often, however, waste materials from the textile industry, PET bottles, or fishing nets are used as raw materials. Chemical production allows the fiber properties to be modified.
What are the properties of recycled polyester (PES)
and polyamide (PA)?
- Depending on the spinneret and finish, both feel and appearance can vary.
- Materials made from recycled fibers are easy-care, lightfast, tear-resistant, hard-wearing, wrinkle-resistant, quick-drying, stretchy and elastic.
- Polyamide (Nylon) is even more stretchy, elastic and dries quickly compared to polyester.
- Recycled products increase the life cycle of raw materials.
- Landfill waste can be reduced.
- Use of old fishing nets protects the oceans.
Our laces and fabrics are certified with the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 and GRS (Global Recycled Standard).