Our products use fabrics that are made from 50% recycled PET bottles. A Large Friend consists of 11 bottles (0.5l) and a Small Friend of 6 bottles (0.5l). In comparison to conventional production methods, this method reduces waste water output by 20%, the energy consumption Levels by 50%, and pollutant emissions by 60%.
The empty PET plastic bottles are collected and taken to a recycling plant. Once there, the clear bottles are selected to undergo recycling.
The bottles are crushed into PET flakes. These are then washed in a water bath.
The PET flakes are melted down and mixed thoroughly. The hot mass is then formed into thick fibers that are cut into 3 mm pellets.
The pellets are melted again, drawn into long fibers and spun into thread. The finished thread is wound onto spools and transported to the weaving mill.
The thread is placed in sophisticated weaving machines and woven into white lengths of fabric.
Patterns are then printed onto the lengths of fabric and both sides are coated to make the fabric water-repellent.
The fabric is then cut to sewing patterns. These patterns are laid out so that the fabric is used efficiently. No usable fabric scraps are used for padding.
The fabric pieces cut from the patterns are then used to sew our wonderful product.
You would like to learn more about it? Find more information about our sustainability strategy on the CR-Area of FOND OF BAGS.