Sin-Rejac: the figurehead of traceability
With its ribbons made from 100% recycled plastic bottles or 100% plant inks, the company from Wattrelos drives home its pledge to sustainability. With certifications to boot.
What makes Sin-Rejac so different? It’s without a doubt the company’s global environment strategy which means that today it has complete control of its production chain from A to Z. Including supplies. Whilst other suppliers must rely on third-party certifications to justify the environmental qualities of their raw materials, Sin-Rejac has chosen to tackle the problem at the source, by maintaining control over the polyester threads from which its eco-ribbons are woven.
These threads come from plastic bottles collected from a network of local recycling points. Which means complete traceability. And 100% of the recycled materials are GRS certified (Global Recycling Standard).
“By 2050, there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish,” explains Pierre-Yves Huffin. “A catastrophe we can help avoid whilst creating income for certain populations and not putting bottles in landfill sites.” Cleaned and melted, the bottles can be used to make a recycled thread that can be woven into most of the different qualities of ribbon. And dyed and printed like any other thread.
“Our thread factory was granted GRS certification (Global Recycling Standard) and our ribbon weaving and dying factory will receive the same certification very soon.” At Sin-Rejac, the inks have been made in-house since 1946. “Thanks to that we have been able to develop a technique of direct relief printing using 100% organic and biodegradable inks.” This (global) innovation will of course be presented at Édition spéciale by Luxe Pack.