So how exactly does a bottle become a rain jacket? Sympatex Technologies, the manufacturers of our beloved fabric, has taken advantage of the unique properties of PET and harnessed them into one amazing textile. After collecting the bottles, Sympatex crushes them into small bits that are then reformed into yarn. Next these recycled, or rPET yarns are woven into the textiles. Their production process also strikes a healthier ecological balance - with a 32% CO2 reduction, 60% less energy and 94% less water consumption than most comparable oil-based polymer productions. Sympatex is also certified in accordance with the strict requirements of Oeko-tex Standard 100 and BlueSign.
The final step in the transformation happens when we sew that fabric into bespoke garments in our Dartmouth studio. From water bottles to rain jackets, that's how we do it!
fairechild has partnered with Sympatex, a leading global supplier of high tech functional materials in clothing, based in Germany. The hallmark of their product is the Sympatex membrane, the waterproof inner material fused between an upper layer and lining.