Chemically Recycled Zippers

On the blog today we wanted to talk a bit more about our YKK NATULON® Chemically Recycled zippers and why we think they are great. 

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At Sarah Blythe we like to be as eco-friendly as possible and have tried to create a cushion where all components can be recycled in one way or another. This means looking at different materials and how they can be recycled.

Looking at TED's Ten strategies, we can focus on ways to reduce our impact on the environment. Did you know that up to 65% of all the textiles and clothes that we throw away go straight into landfill? This is why we love the the YKK NATULON® zipper, as it is made from recycled polyester. Unlike other zippers that are made from metals and other materials, it also means that the zipper can be broken down and recycled again. This is referred to as a closed loop system. The cushion has been designed so it can be disassembled and each part recycled appropriately. This includes the our 100% cotton washing labels on the inside and outside of the cushion!