We believe waste is only waste when we don’t do anything with it, and see recycled polyester as a good sustainable option for our wardrobe.
Recycled polyester, often called rPet, is made from recycled plastic bottles. It is a great way to divert
plastic from our landfills. The production of recycled polyester requires far fewer resources than that of
new fibers and generates fewer CO2 emissions.
By using upcycled fabrics and yarns we envision to minimize our footprint while making maximum use of the potential of innovative circular fibres.
There are 2 ways to recycle polyester: For mechanical recycling, plastic is melted to make new yarn. This process can only be done a few times before the fiber loses its quality. Chemical recycling involves breaking down the plastic molecules and reforming them into yarn. This process maintains the quality of the original fiber and allows the material to be recycled infinitely, but it is more expensive.
We aim to offer all our items with polyester content in recycled polyester whenever possible, yet sometimes are burdened by the very high minimum order quantities of these yarns. The expectation is that demand for recycled polyester will continue to increase so that we can benefit from more flexibility and increase the style offer in recycled yarns further.
At Dante6 we are committed to reduce plastic pollution and always work with our partners to find the best
As an example, we considered using compostable or biodegradable polybags. After doing research however, we came to the conclusion that it is actually not the best for the planet. That’s why we replaced our polybags with recyclable plastic poly bags. When burned, these break down into carbon dioxide and water, and cause no harm to nature.
The plastic bags that we use to deliver our online sales to your door, are made of recycled plastic as well, which is shown on the packaging itself.
The packaging boxes that are used to send out larger Dante6 garment deliveries, are FSC certified. This means that the wood used in this product and the manufacturer that made it, have met the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council. The FSC logo can be seen on the boxes and on our new carton bags as well.