Recycled PET-bottles

Have you seen the “Ocean Collection” of Bear & Mees? The fascinating world of the underwater world is used as a starting point to address the plastic soup problem in the oceans. Therefore, these uppers are made with recycled plastic bottles, otherwise known as PET.

But what is ‘PET’?

PET is polyethylene terephthalate. Don’t worry, we cannot pronounce it either. 😉 You know it as the plastic used to make food packaging and plastic water bottles. When recycled, PET goes through a cleaning, grinding, and melting process that results in thread, giving second life to plastic and reducing trash in our landfills. And this thread you might ask? Well, it’s woven to create the fabric uppers for Bear & Mees shoes. Each pair of Bear & Mees shoes contains between approximately 3 recycled PET bottles.


Moreover, our PET supplier is accredited by the “Recycled Global Standard” certification, which ensures the traceability of the production line of these materials. You can see the certificate below and if you click on the word certificate.

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