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When you learn that the fashion industry creates more CO2 emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping worldwide and that only 9% of all plastics created are currently recycled, you realise how much negative impact is made simply by the clothes we wear.
Team Timbuktu creates sustainably made activewear, that is made for movement and helps to reduce your impact, by using fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles.
The process involves collecting plastic bottles, that are sorted by colour, sterilised, dried and shredded. This is then melted and squeezed into yarn which is then spun into thread creating the rolls of fabric used to create Team Timbuktu’s collections.
The material is soft, breathable and durable. It looks and feels like regular fabric, just made more sustainably. By using waste that we have an excess of, instead of oil, Team Timbuktu is reducing the impact, and are not only saving plastics from oceans and landfill but are also using less energy and water in the process of creating their 73% recycled fabric compared to creating conventional synthetic fibres.
With the support of Dreamstarter, Team Timbuktu were able to turn a dream into a reality and expand their collections to introduce new activewear styles and help establish itself as an inclusive and sustainably made activewear brand.