How do we turn old plastic bottles into a tote bag?

The majority of activewear & gear you see on the market is made from synthetic, man-made plastic commonly known as polyester (or PET). Instead of using this virgin material, we made ours from post consumer plastics that would otherwise pollute our oceans and suffocate our Earth.

Here’s the process:

  1. Plastic bottles are collected, sanitized and sorted

  2. Plastic bottles are shredded and turned into pellets

  3. Pellets are spun into thread

  4. Thread is woven into fabric

  5. WAVVE bags are made, no petroleum necessary

What is WAVVE? What is our mission?

WAVVE is a product design company utilizing plastic waste to create environmentally sustainable products. We were founded by three family members who share the same passion and vision: impacting the Earth in a positive way by helping the plastic pollution crisis.

Is everything eco-friendly?

Our ethos is to be entirely eco-friendly. We are a big fan of our Earth and want to make positive contributions.

This is what we’re doing:

  • The Pacific Tote: Made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, 50 to be exact. At the end of its lifespan, The Pacific Tote can be recycled.

  • Packaging: Made from recycled cardboard, also recyclable.

  • Hang Tags: Made from repurposed nylon fishing line, also recyclable.

Where are we manufacturing our products?

All of our bags are made from recycled plastic bottles (rPET) from our trusted, certified manufacturer in Guangzhou, China. They specialize in eco-friendly and high quality textiles that is certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). You can read more about GRS below. Each stage, from beginning to end, is required to be certified. Feel free to contact us for validation of the certification of compliance.

What is the Global Recycled Standard (GRS)?

The GRS is a holistic third party certification for products with recycled content via the Textile Exchange.

The desired effect of the GRS:

  • Provide brands with tools for more accurate labeling

  • Encourage innovation in the use of reclaimed materials

  • Establish more transparency in the supply chain

  • Provide better information to customers

Not only does the GRS cover the certification of the recycled content but also the chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions.

We manufacture in China because plastic waste is a global problem.

The quality of our products is the foundational pillar of WAVVE. We wanted to ensure that the manufacturer we partnered with produced fabrics that met our critical standards of quality. Come to find out, a lot of these manufacturers for the quality-grade fabrics we were looking for are located overseas. After vetting countless vendors, we founded our trusted and certified partner.