8 Bottles = 1 Shirt

Our process for 100% recycled apparel

Here’s the breakdown: First, we collect and sort post-consumer plastic bottles, stripping them of all labels and caps. Next, we salvage cotton from discarded industry scraps, which are also sorted by color and blended with polyester. The reclaimed fiber is then spun into yarn and knit into fabric, which is ultimately cut and sewn into a garment. With our proprietary process, we’re able to make fibers that are “first quality,” which makes them look and feel great.

We work with partners in the US, Haiti, and Guatemala.

At the end of the day, we believe environmental and social issues are a global responsibility. We strive to make products in areas that can have the most positive impact.

Local

Rooted in the textile rich heritage of North Carolina, Recover aims to be a driver in supporting local jobs, education, and communities. Greatly reducing carbon emissions, our Recover Made-in-the-Carolinas line sources everything from within a 150 mile radius of our headquarters in Charlotte. From recycled plastic bottles, to upcycled cotton, to cut and sew, to distribution, Recover values growing and investing in Local.

Haiti

The world of environmental and social responsibility goes well beyond borders, which is why Recover partners with a work co-op in Haiti that creates sustainable jobs and living wages for hundreds of workers. We supply Recover Made-in-the-Carolinas, 100% recycled fabric to a cut and sew co-op in Haiti that aims to create sustainable jobs in developing countries. Their team proudly constructs the Recover shirts you end up wearing on a daily basis. Haiti’s proximity to the US allows for big global impact with less carbon emissions.

Guatemala

An enormous supporter of the local community, our state-of-the-art partner facility in Guatemala is powered by biomass from local forestry and coffee industry waste. Recover also works with and donates to the Charlotte-based BFB Foundation, a nonprofit organization that invests in communities in Guatemala near our partner facility and offers girls and women educational support, personal mentoring, and professional mentoring. We believe that being part of building sustainable communities is paramountly integral to building a sustainable tomorrow.