Polyester is typically created from petroleum-based ingredients, and is one of the most used fabrics accounting for 65% of the fibres used in the textile and apparel industry. By switching to recycled ingredients, we are relying less on our earth's finite resources.The process of creating recycled polyester, or rPET, is also less polluting by generating 79% less carbon emissions than its virgin counterpart. By turning unwanted plastic bottles into clothing, we are also helping reduce plastic waste, meaning less plastic in our oceans and landfills!rPET does have its limitations, however, and it can't be recycled over and over again. So, as with all fashion, donate your clothes when you're done with them, and don't put them in the trash. TIP: Take your fashion sustainability after care up another notch and help cut down on microplastics! What are microplastics you may ask? When we wash our clothes, thousands of microfibers are released into our water systems no matter what fabric they are made of or where you got them (this includes thrifted clothing too). This becomes a problem with synthetic fibres since they are technically a plastic. There are filter bags you can buy to wash your clothes in, which will help keep microplastics out of our oceans, or you can install filters onto your washing machines!