We like to say that Sugopetite dresses are a better fit for petites and our planet. But all of the buzz surrounding sustainable fashion and eco-friendly fabrics can sometimes leave more questions than answers. We want you to know exactly why Chitosante recycled polyester was the right eco-friendly fabric for your beautiful dresses.
What is Chitosante?
Sugopetite dresses are made from state-of-the-art, Chitosante fabric. To make Chitosante eco-friendly fabric, recycled PET from post-consumer plastic bottles is combined with biomass from crustaceans. Unlike fibers from thirsty plants, like cotton- or wood-based fabrics, this process does not use biomass that involves pesticides or insecticides – a critical step in an industry that is responsible for 24% of insecticides and 11% of pesticides used globally.
The resulting fabric is stretchy, soft, and breathable. Chitosante is also naturally much more hygienic than other fabrics: it is anti-bacterial, odor-resistant, and non-toxic. And more convenient! Machine wash and tumble dry this wrinkle-free and static-free fabric that never needs to be ironed. A Sugopetite, Chitosante dress is your perfect travel companion because it’s always ready to wear! We focus on convenience so you don’t have to spend time taking care of your dress and can spend it enjoying life instead.
Recycled polyester vs virgin polyester
Virgin polyester is almost the same as recycled polyester, in terms of quality, but the production of Chitosante eco-friendly fabric requires only 1/3 of the energy of traditional polyester manufacturing processes.
By using recycled plastic instead of virgin plastic, every Sugopetite dress keeps about 30 bottles of plastic out of oceans, landfills (where it would take up to 1000 years to biodegrade), and incinerators (with toxic emissions). A virgin polyester, in comparison, would begin with the extraction of fossil-fuel petroleum from the Earth, ultimately depleting non-renewable resources and adding new plastic to the biosphere.
Sugopetite was founded on the four pillars of style, sustainability, quality, and convenience. Our commitment to sustainability lets you feel as good about your dress as you feel in it!