The Recycled Polyester Round Table is a global network aiming to increase the uptake of recycled polyester.

A close up macro view of polyester fibers.

Our Recycled Polyester Round Table provides a forum for members to safely express and discuss challenges, compare experiences, and hear about the latest initiatives and forms of technology from leading thinkers. We’re working to build a fashion and textile industry where no new fossil-based fibers are entering the supply chain, and all synthetic materials are coming from a recycled or regenerative source.


We’re aiming to bring down barriers to wider recycled polyester adoption.

  • Increase Uptake

    Increase the uptake of preferred synthetic fibers to 100% by 2030

  • Circularity

    Enhance knowledge around recycled polyester and circularity principles

  • Collective Action

    Catalyze collective action and cross-sector and regional partnerships, particularly with organizations working on the ground

pile of recycling materials.

We know recycled polyester isn’t perfect.

We promote recycled polyester as a preferred alternative to virgin polyester, but there is a lot to be done. The Recycled Polyester Round Table works to find solutions to the technical, societal, and commercial barriers to the growth of recycled polyester’s market share. We take a holistic approach with a focus on climate, water, and biodiversity.

Ripped up pieces of polyester material.

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blue polyester fibers.
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