Recycled Polyester is Helping Lift Fiber’s Sales and Image

Originally posted on Sourcing Journal | October 8, 2018

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Polyester’s image has seen roller coaster-like ups and downs over the years—from unaesthetic leisure suits and claims of microfiber pollution to high performance activewear that battles the elements. Now, it’s polyester’s recycled fibers with high environmental quotient that are in the spotlight.

The global polyester staple fiber market is expected to reach $39.3 billion by 2025, according to a report from Research and Markets, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3%. The rise in the global consumption of sustainable textiles has been a major factor driving market growth, the report noted.