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RECYCLED PET YARN
PLASTIC PROBLEM SOLVED
Finally there is a way to do something about the vast amounts of discarded plastic bottles polluting our oceans and ending up as landfill around the globe.
Our weavers have found a technique to recycle these plastic bottles, creating hair thin threads of polyester yarn that are handwoven into beautiful rugs. Making rugs out of recycled PET yarn is an innovative, sustainable method of reducing the impact of plastic bottles on the environment, and reusing them in an advantageous way.
With a lower carbon footprint than virgin PET, and 75% less CO2 emissions than virgin polyester, it’s an excellent example of how recycling gives way to a more sustainable lifestyle.
The designers were delighted, and have enjoyed their close cooperation with skilled, CSR-oriented craftsmen. They handmake the Formgatan PET yarn rugs for you.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE RECYCLED PET YARN
A 100% sustainable material that gives you the luxurious look and feel of wool with no synthetic coating. In addition, no animals are exploited or harmed in this process.
And it is still plastic. This means the rugs have a high durability and are easily kept clean. They do not absorb liquids, and any spilt substances, such as as coffee, red wine, or dirt from outside is cleaned off quickly by wiping with just a little water and a mild detergent. Just hang them to dry. Otherwise, frequent vacuum cleaning without a brush will keep your rug looking beautiful and new.
Many years, decades actually, from now, when your rug is worn out
- this material can be recycled once more.
HOW NATURE SHOWS US SUSTAINABILITY
When we research materials for Formgatan products,
we look for very high quality. We want them to be durable and beautiful - for items meant to last.
In Portugal we found partners with the same attitude. Cork products have been around for a long time, and often in less than superior quality. Take a look at our products - we'll bet you haven't seen this exquisite cork before! That's because our Portuguese partners have selected the very best cork grains for our use.
Cork production is a delight to anyone interested in our environment. It is friendly to all surroundings and truly sustainable. Cork is carefully harvested from the cork oak, the only tree that can regenerate its bark. Harvesting the bark of a cork tree takes place every 9 years with a method that does not harm the tree.
EMBODIES THE BEAUTY OF RECYCLING
We should always, when creating new objects consider the impact these objects have on our earth and environment. It actually makes a difference.
Recycling glass is one of the many ways we can help reduce both pollution and waste. Compared to making glass from raw materials for the first time, recycled glass melts at a lower temperature. As less energy is required for melting the glass cullet, less CO2 is emitted.
The Flow Series is mouth blown in 100% recycled glass to utilize waste material and recreate its value.