Recycled Polyester

Recycled Polyester: The Facts

Eliminating the need for virgin plastic.


The big question, why?

The goal is to replace the one-use plastic poncho and recycled polyester allows us to build a lightweight material, that dries quickly and has lasting qualities, while reducing our dependence on virgin petroleum.

Using recycled polyester not only lessens our dependence on petroleum as a source of raw material, it also utilizes waste and reduces greenhouse gas emissions during the manufacturing process.

Big steps forward.

  • 20+ RECYCLED PET BOTTLES PER PONCHO
  • 97% OF ALL PONCHOS ARE MADE FROM CERTIFIED RECYCLED PLASTIC
  • REMOVED ALL PLASTIC SHIPPING BAGS FOR B2B & B2C

We are here.

Recycled polyester solves a lot of problems (but not all).  We began making our recycled polyester fabric to replace virgin plastic ponchos. Mission accomplished. We now understand the challenges for recycled polyester is to further continue its life span. We are creating new creative recycling programs & cutting patterns to help continue the lifespan of every Rainkiss rain poncho.

Why stop there?

We’ve taken big steps forward but we would like to take giant leaps. We are looking beyond recycled polyester made from PET bottles but exploring ocean plastic, recycled nylon and more. Alongside our continued material exploration we are challenging ourselves with every shipment, every package & every poncho made, sold and recycled. To continue developing our mission to create a more circular economy and lifespan.