CUSTOM RECYCLED GARMENTS
Since 2018 Mekong´NTO offers its customers apparel made of fabrics produced with recycled polyester.
55% of global garments production are made of polyester fibers. The raw material to produce polyester is PET (Polyethylene tetraphyte), the same source used for plastic bottles.
Single use plastic products is destroying the planet. Its disintegration drains into land and oceans, poisons human and wildlife, and harms our environment. A single plastic bottle needs 700 years to decompose.
TURNING PLASTIC BOTTLES INTO CLOTHING
Polyester fabric creation from plastic bottles has a tremendous positive impact the planet. While traditional polyester depends on the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, recycled polyester makes use of the existing millions of plastic bottles.
Recycled polyester performs as good as traditional fiber, and additionally its production consumes 59% less energy and reduces 32% emission of CO2. It also decreases by 100% the crude oil extraction and contributes to reduce plastic pollution problem.
Our goal is to contribute at our small grade to save the planet. Since 2018, we offer to our customers garments made of fabrics produced with recycled polyester, which comes from recycled PET.
Quality & Health
Our recycled fabrics possess the exact same properties as traditional Polyester fabrics: same physical attributes, same color fastness and free harmful substances. Our commitment is absolute and the international lab Intertek test proves it.
In order to guarantee quality, health and ensure that our recycled fabrics are made according to international recycle standards, we only work with GRS certified suppliers who provide a certification for each lot of yarn provided.
At this stage, our challenge stands on offering more recycled fabrics and finally convince customers to gradually switch to ECO products within all our services and brands.
Recycled polyester is a new product in textile industry and therefore production costs are still higher than traditional polyester. Therefore, customers must be willing to spend slightly more for a recycled item.
Custom clothing combined with trusted sustainability will make a huge difference to our future.