Recycled Ribbon and Sustainability

At Berisfords we are proud to be at the forefront of new product and design innovation and we are delighted to be able to offer a range of ribbons that are manufactured from 100% recycled polyester yarn.

With the ever-increasing focus and awareness on recycling and sustainability we have partnered with a European yarn supplier to develop a ribbon which is woven with yarns made from 100% postconsumer waste “PET” or to put simply “plastic bottles”.

The used plastic bottles are collected via recycling points within mainland Europe. The bottles are thoroughly cleaned then broken down into smaller plastic elements. These plastic flakes are melted back in to a liquid form then converted into filaments. A number of filaments are then combined together and spun to create a 100% recycled yarn.

  • 1kg of recycled yarn uses 28 1.5litre plastic bottles or to convert this into ribbon volumes 100,000m of 25mm satin uses 12,000 recycled bottles
  • That’s 12,000 bottles not going to waste, landfill or damaging the wider environment.

The resulting yarns are certified by GRS which is the Global Recycled Standard and also by Oeko Tex which is the global industry standard for textiles.
The manufacture and use of the recycled yarns promote sustainability and reduces environmental impact through the reduction in waste.
Please Contact Us directly for more information on the recycled range of ribbons we can offer.