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Learn about the team here at Heady & Handmade!
So far we're a one woman operation with a little support from our life partner during in-person events. Day-to-day, it's just my little self making the art, generating the merchandise, and managing the website. But hey, it's a labor of love! Plus I do enough work for three people so I get to use the "royal we" for fun when typing up stuff like this. Life for us means focusing our energy on art, life experiences, loved ones, volunteer work, and rescue pets.
The mission is to find a foundation for sustainability in our work. To be a full-time artist and a full-time activist; to use our abilities as an artist to help us give more of ourselves, our time, and our funds to helping more of the living to live more fully.
- What is recycled polyester?
Recycled polyester (rPET for short) is a fabric that’s produced from synthetic fibers. Recycled polyester is produced by recycling existing materials (like plastic bottles and packaging) but still has all the characteristics and performance as a regular polyester, making it a more sustainable fabric alternative.
- How’s recycled polyester made?
Recycled polyester is made by crushing plastic products into small pieces. These small pieces are then processed into yarn, transformed into a fiber, and in the end—made into a fabric.
- What are the advantages of recycled polyester?
Producing rPet takes 33% to 53% less energy than creating polyester from scratch. Also, rPet produces approximately 54.6% fewer CO2 emissions to the air than virgin polyester.
By using recycled materials to make things like our new recycled clothing options, at least some of the plastic waste produced doesn’t end up in landfills.