Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Senior Member dynamicsnail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Chandler, AZ
    Hammock
    DIYGS 1.1 DL
    Tarp
    Blue HarborFreight
    Insulation
    sleeping bag & pad
    Suspension
    dynaglide UCRs
    Posts
    100

    Synthetic fabrics made from recycled materials

    Does anyone know of any resellers listing rPET, rePET or other fabrics/webbing?
    I've bought some dog leashes/collars made of the stuff, I saw this thread https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...-on-first-look), and I've seen t-shirts online, but I'd be interested in trying it out for some DIY.

    The only thing I've seen is from the manufacturers in China selling wholesale, and I'm not sure I'm comfortable buying that way.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Gresh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Irmo, South Carolina
    Hammock
    Dream Hammock Dangerbird
    Tarp
    UGQ Winter Dream
    Insulation
    JBD Down UQ
    Suspension
    Cinch Buckles
    Posts
    2,529
    Images
    3
    Talk to Matthew at The Elevated Movement (theelevatedmovement.com) and see what he can hook you up with.
    Palmetto State Hangers: http://facebook.com/groups/palmettostatehangers
    Sponsored By: Dream Hammock: http://tinyurl.com/pvpz9oa, UGQ: http://tinyurl.com/ooae8cz,
    TATO Gear: http://www.tatogear.com, and Ripstop By The Roll: http://tinyurl.com/oqhryd2

  3. #3
    Senior Member dynamicsnail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Chandler, AZ
    Hammock
    DIYGS 1.1 DL
    Tarp
    Blue HarborFreight
    Insulation
    sleeping bag & pad
    Suspension
    dynaglide UCRs
    Posts
    100
    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    Talk to Matthew at The Elevated Movement (theelevatedmovement.com) and see what he can hook you up with.
    I was on their site earlier, but can't even find their contact info. I think everything is probably done through Facebook (I don't have an account, and would prefer to keep it that way) or the Kickstarter page (but the campaign has since ended--too bad, I definitely would have been in on that one).

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Hammock
    Hennesy
    Tarp
    various
    Insulation
    pads, foam
    Posts
    4,452
    Images
    17
    It is my understanding that Malden Mills Polartec fleece is recycled PET:

    http://www.polartec.com/technologies...ring-recycled/

    I think they were one of the pioneer markets for used soda bottles. ;-)
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

  5. #5
    Senior Member dynamicsnail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Chandler, AZ
    Hammock
    DIYGS 1.1 DL
    Tarp
    Blue HarborFreight
    Insulation
    sleeping bag & pad
    Suspension
    dynaglide UCRs
    Posts
    100
    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    It is my understanding that Malden Mills Polartec fleece is recycled PET:

    http://www.polartec.com/technologies...ring-recycled/

    I think they were one of the pioneer markets for used soda bottles. ;-)
    That's cool. I have some Polartec laying around (probably destined for a summer quilt or bag liner), but I'm not sure if it was from before or after their switch to recycled.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Hammock
    Hennesy
    Tarp
    various
    Insulation
    pads, foam
    Posts
    4,452
    Images
    17
    I think they were always recycled. The switch is to the branded product.
    Malden under Aaron Feuerstein was a cutting edge technology company. Since the fire and several new owners they do not seem to be as sensitive to many issues as they once were. I suspect the branded yarn product is a result of them spinning the recycled product manufacturing out of the old business.
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-06-2014, 05:19
  2. Self made Sil Impregnated fabrics
    By mountainm in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-17-2014, 07:34
  3. Recycled, Made in USA, Art Printed Hammocks
    By e_2 in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-29-2014, 09:46
  4. Recycled down????
    By SwampSloth in forum Bottom Insulation
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-10-2011, 21:23
  5. self made materials
    By mccaw69 in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-24-2009, 14:50

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •