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Recycled Polyester?....

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So we've been on the hunt for the perfect polyester fabric for our specialty leggings and we THINK we may have found it. It's made from recycled materials (eco-yay!), buttery soft (it's actually called ButterKnit!) and heavier in weight (so that it's not see through!).
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Now the only problem is that we tested it against another polyester fabric (which is not eco in any way and is some what scratchy to the touch) and this is what we got: 
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The left is Nylon (which is kinda shiny like a bathing suit which we HATE!) and the right is our wonderful ButterKnit Recycled Polyester that is so soft and luxurious! But there is an obvious difference, the left is MUCH more true to our print image at the top of this post, not mention a much truer black.
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We tested a whole bunch o' fabrics and each recycled one comes out the same. Although we're digging into why, we're kind of okay with the lighter one. It's not exactly what we envisioned in our heads, BUT sometimes you just have to go with it! Plus pretty much our entire theme is washed out colors and watercolors! Maybe this is actually perfect? We don't know yet...
We're sewing up the samples as we speak so we'll have an update soon!
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Freedom Rise Clothing
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Spring 2016 
 

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