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SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY !
While creating our amazing products, we had the focus on being sustainable in everything that we do. That's why we have sustainability in our core values of Tacky Towels.
Our aim is not only to create a lasting impact in your kitchen, but having a lasting impact in our entire value chain.
Even though we are a startup with limited abilities to change the textile industry, we try to do it in all steps where we can influence it.
OUR SUSTAINABLE VISION =
THINK BIG, BUT START SMALL!
In order to achieve our sustainable approach, we divided our attention to materials, design and additional.
We are striving to source our materials as sustainable as they can get for our products. Below you will find the fabrics that we use in our different products.
rPET - MICROFIBER (coming soon)
Our new towels are made from 100% recycled rPet plastic.
What is rPET?
rPET is recycled PET, which is a type of polyester (plastic).
Recycled polyester, also known as rPET, is obtained by melting down existing plastic and re-spinning it into new polyester fibre. This can be done with post-industrial and post-consumer polyester.
Let's face it: recycling allows us to re-use plastic that otherwise ends up in landfill or, even worse, in the ocean. As you probably know, plastics in landfills can take thousands of years to break down. As a result, chemicals can make their way into groundwater reserves, endangering both humans and animals. So giving a PET bottle a second life reduces our impact they have on the environment. For each Tacky Towel, approximately three soda bottles are re-used.
With the production of rPET, additional carbon emission is created - we know that, but with the use of existing polyester, the impact is significantly lower. Not convinced? Check out the Stockholm Environment institute
for the research that show the positive impact of rPET compared to alternative materials.
Besides the sustainability, our towels are very water-absorbent & anti-bacterial. Doesn't that sound like the perfect kitchen towel?
We recommend using the Guppyfriend Washing Bag when washing synthetics, like our rPET - towel. Even if it's recycled - we don't want more microplastic pollution. The Guppyfriend Washing Bag reduces fibre shedding & protects your towel.
Our plain linen towels are made of .... as you can expect 100% linen. The linen is sourced from Lithuania. Linen has a very high water absorption power. So besides the luxurious look, the functionality is also there.
Our cotton is made of OEKO-TEX® certified cotton sourced in Portugal.
The OEKO-TEX® Association is a group of 18 independent textile research & test institutes in Europe and their worldwide representative offices. Certified products contain only materials which have been checked against a list of over 100 harmful substances, including toxins and irritants, and successfully tested according to the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification system.
Number of soda bottles re-used untill now