Recycled Polyester - Sustainable Rainbird Clothing

Recycled Polyester

Recycled Polyester

In Australia alone up to 373 million plastic water bottles end up in our landfill every year.
That plastic lasts forever – it will never go away.
So now, we are taking a step in making a contribution to the solution.


Back in the day plastic was in high demand thanks to its cost effectiveness and durability. This as it turned out, has become the problem. Now with more plastic than ever being made we look to create thoughtful, durable and sustainable products within our range that will last for years to come and help reduce the waste of plastic bottles.


Our new season puffers have been created with sustainability in mind, designed with 100% recycled polyester, they are the first of it’s kind in our range. Polyester is one of the most in demand fibres in the world, and polyethylene terephthalate plastic (PET) is the same material as polyester. We use a process which turns plastic bottle flakes into workable fibres that can be used to fill our jackets.

Sustainable Polyester is more environmentally friendly than virgin polyester because not only does it require less energy to produce it also helps reduce significant amounts of plastic waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

We know there’s plenty more to do when it comes to recycled polyester. We hope that these steps in the right direction will make our future products as sustainable as possible as we continue to develop thoughtful products made with recycled polyester.