ReThink Fabrics, a Seattle-based clothing brand start-up, provides an eco-friendly line of garments using recycled plastic bottles made from a material called r-PET polyester (recycled polyester). From experience, I know that my ReThink T-Shirt is extremely soft, but it provides the additional benefits of moisture-wicking fibers, and anti-microbial fabric properties. When buying a ReThink Fabrics item online, customers can see how many plastic bottles were recycled to produce the fabric used in the clothing item. Not only that, companies can use the metrics that the website maintains to track their carbon offset, which they can use in their environmental impact statements.
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