Faire Child, based in Canada, makes recyclable clothing.This includes children’s raincoats, splash pants, coveralls, caps and backpacks.
These are made of a recyclable German fabric derived from plastic bottles. This chemical-free fabric, constructed out of three layers, is extremely light and very soft to the touch. It’s the only fabric fully recyclable. It’s breathable, waterproof, washable and dirt resistant.
The target market is affluent parents 25 to 45 living in urban centers and interested in sustainable fashion. They want their children to get away from the screen and outdoors to learn to love and care about nature.
To make one coat requires 19 plastic bottles. The durable weatherwear with heat-sealed seams can be worn year-round with layers, and the coveralls are a great alternative to the traditional, puffy, limb-immobilizing snowsuits.
The clothes are shipped to online buyers in compostable packaging with labels made from sugar cane.
Through Faire Child’s Take Back Program, purchasers mail in their garments for recycling right down to the brass snaps and receive a 15-per cent discount on the next purchase.
The fashion industry produces waste that ends up in the landfills of developing countries. Millennials committed to sustainable living are willing to pay a price for a product that reduces waste and doesn’t become waste.