We continuously aim to use more and more recycled materials to help reduce the pollution caused by waste. In our products, we make use of recycled materials with a certification, such as the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS), the Global Recycling Standard (GRS), or the Recycled Content Standard.
A part of our collection is made from Polylana®. The products made of Polylana® contain 60% recycled plastic from modified polyester pallets and rPET flakes, and 40% acryl. The benefits of Polylana® are saving water and energy, reducing waste, producing less CO2 emissions and it can be dyed at a low temperature. One beanie made of Polylana® saves 5 liters of water and one scarf up to 15 liters.
Besides recycled materials, we are also exploring other sustainable materials at BARTS. We use a lot of man-made fibers like acryl and polyester in our products, but we are continuously looking for innovative, commercially viable and sustainable substitutions for those materials.
Integrating sustainability from an environmental, social and ethical perspective is a process. That is why we focus on long-term solutions, with the ambition to use increasingly more sustainable materials. We want to gradually make our collection sustainable, without doing any concessions with regard to quality, comfort and look.