Exercise ethically with some awesome apparel from Mister Timbuktu
The rising level of plastic waste is an issue that is cause for serious concern. It’s a problem that has global ramifications and only through everyone doing their part can the plastic problem be addressed. Mister Timbuktu is an exercise apparel brand that is using recycled plastic bottles to manufacture its wares. If you like the sound of looking after our planet while looking after your body, introduce yourself to Mister Timbuktu immediately.
According to the Mister Timbuktu team, fashion is the second biggest polluter in the world. Around half a million tonnes of fashion products are thrown into landfill a year – and that’s just within Australia. That’s a huge amount of pollution, no matter how you look at it. The fashion world has seen a shift away from fast fashion and its hazardous practices, with a new wave of ethical goods catching eyes through sustainable manufacturing standards, quality materials and genuinely engaging styles. One brand riding the ethical wave is Mister Timbuktu, which creates outdoors apparel from recycled materials without compromising aesthetic and quality.
Mister Timbuktu’s fabric is called RPET – or recycled polyethylene terephthalate – made from recycled plastics that are shredded, washed and melted into liquid form, before yarn is extracted, spun and used to create fabric. The resulting garment range includes stretchy leggings, raincoats and crop tops. Mister Timbuktu is crowdfunding its initial production run, with a goal of expanding the range to include hiking pants, jackets, tents and sleeping bags. Roughly 20-percent of profits will be donated to charitable causes, including mental health organisation Waves of Wellness and environmental group Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. Check out the Indiegogo page to learn more about the issue of plastic pollution and how Mister Timbuktu is fighting the good fight with its activewear.