Humans use around 1.2 million plastic bottles per minute, and only 56 per cent of this is recycled. Edmund Bell is addressing this issue with the introduction of its REPREVE range. The fabrics are made using high-quality fibres woven from 100 per cent recycled materials, including post-consumer plastic bottles and pre-consumer waste. Using recycled instead of virgin polyester produces fewer carbon emissions and gives plastic bottles a second life, keeping them out of oceans and landfills. LINK and SWAY – two brand new sheers, are made using inherent FR recycled polyester REPREVE yarns – the world’s leading brand of recycled performance fibre.
“The impact of our business and our products on the environment is extremely important to us and we are committed to working towards a sustainable future,” said Fiona Napier, Sales Director. “Part of that includes producing fabrics that are made using recycled materials, and also working alongside various associations and commitments to continue to improve our sustainability initiatives across the entire business.
For example, Edmund Bell is a proud signatory of The Climate Pledge!”
“We are working hard to ensure that we are doing everything we can across new product development and other business processes, to reach our sustainability and environmental goals,” said John Atherton, Group CEO. “Although we are proud of what we have achieved until now we recognise that we still have a long way to go to achieve our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040. With hard work and our dedicated “green Team” in place within the business we are looking forward to the challenges ahead.”
Being part of The Climate Pledge further reinforces Edmund Bell’s commitment to sustainability and taking action to reduce its effects on the environment; working together to crack the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonizing our economy. The company as a whole is working hard to ensure that it is doing everything it can across new product development and other business processes, to reach its sustainability and environmental goals.
• Over 80 per cent of the product range is now recyclable, with the aim to increase this number year on year.
• Rather than be sent to landfills, fabric waste is recycled and remade into other products used within the flooring industry.
• Over 50 products certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX with more products being added. If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless in human ecological terms – this is applicable to all processing steps from yarn to finished product.
Edmund Bell aims to be net-zero carbon by 2040 and develop even more new products that contain recycled content. .
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