T H E K I T C H E N T E X T I L E C O M P A N Y
M A D E I N B E R L I N
SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY
We are striving to source our materials as sustainable as they can get for our products.
RECYCLED PET - MICROFIBER
What is recycled PET aka 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 for example a PET bottle a second life reduces the impact they have on our 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 linen is sourced in Lithuania. Linen has a very high water absorption power. So besides the luxurious look, there is functionality.
As an extra tip: wash your linen towel at least two times for the perfect absorption power.
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 with our entire value chain.
Even though we have limited abilities as newcomers, we try to take every step with a clear conscience and a clear vision.
OUR SUSTAINABLE VISION =
START SMALL BUT START!
In order to achieve our sustainable approach, we divided our attention to materials, design and additional.
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.