26 JULY 2020
RecoverBrands: From Recycled Plastic and Upcycled Cotton
Recover, a North Carolina based company, with a mission to create the most environmentally-friendly products is making a big imapct.
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Used plastic bottles are collected, labels and caps are removed, getting them ready for the next stage. Cotton from discarded industry scraps, are sorted by color and blended with polyester. The reclaimed fiber is then spun into yarn and knit into fabric, which is later designed into the wide variety of garments and accessories RecoverBrands offers.
In addition to their initiatives, Recover works with and supports communities and artists. Recover partners with co-op in Haiti, creating sustainable jobs and living wages for hundreds of workers. Recover’s facility in Guatemala is powered by biomass from local forestry and coffee industry waste, which makes the brand sustainable in more ways than just materials.
“In starting Recover with John, there were no reservations.’ says Bill Johnston, President and Co-Founder, ” It was more of a ‘We’re running with this, and using 100% recycled apparel as a vehicle to do good and drive much-needed positive change in something we deeply care about the natural environment.”