Okaïdi is taking its commitment to more responsible products one step further by using 100% recycled polyester to fill its down jackets. This warm, lightweight, high-performance fibre is made from plastic water bottles.
‘Keeping your body warm without warming up the planet’ is a phrase that aptly describes Okaïdi’s policy when it comes to designing and producing jackets.
Determined to find more responsible fabrics, Okaïdi seized the opportunity to use an innovative new fibre made from recycled plastic water bottles.
Ninety per cent of the padded sleeved clothing (e.g. parkas and down jackets) in the Okaïdi and Obaïbi Spring-Summer 2017 and Autumn-Winter 2017-18 collections was designed using this recycled polyester fill.
This equates to 9.3 million plastic bottles being given a second life. On average 30% of the polyester used by Okaïdi and Obaïbi is REPREVE, the leading textile fibre made from plastic. A smart and sustainable fibre!
Watch a video of the recycling process
This is one way Okaïdi can take concrete steps towards more responsible textiles, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using recycled materials. Not only is this one of the brand’s fundamental objectives, it is also a key component of the We Act For Kids ethos that imbues ÏDKIDS. Watch the product video