Over a million 500ml PET bottles have been diverted from waste streams and recycled into polyester materials to be used in specific Woolworths’ 2020 Winter fashion ranges. In line with its Good Business Journey, which prioritises sourcing sustainable fibres and including recycled materials in products and packaging, Woolworths is committed to supporting a circular economy to effectively reduce plastic waste.

While Woolworths has used recycled polyester in items such as denim jeans, this 2020 Winter season will feature sustainable fabrics used in most puffer jackets and gillets, as well as some polar fleece items across men’s, ladies’ and kidswear. The major use of the recycled polyester made from the plastic bottles is for the inner ‘wadding’ in the popular Winter puffer jackets. Recycled nylon has also been used in some of the items.

When it comes to essential Winter items, fashionable design and quality fabrics, Woolies is a destination of choice for the whole family. The puffer jacket, this season inspired by the on-trend 70’s silhouettes, is sought after outerwear to keep adults and kids snug and warm. Drawing on nature, the ranges feature comforting earth tones such as rich browns and greens, beige and cream, as well as chartreuse and rust.

Woolworths also uses recycled PET bottles in their duvet fill, reusable shopping bags and packaging.

Pic: Woolworths Winter 2020 – Men’s Wind and Water Resistant Puffer Jackets

Made from approximately 80% recycled fabric including the zip tape, Woolworths Winter 2020 men’s wind and water resistant puffer jacket features the shell and lining each made from 40% recycled nylon and the soft and comfortable wadding (inner) made of 100% recycled polyester