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robert perks
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600d and 200d Polyester on 05/14/2011 12:57:20 MDT Print View

I have been searching the web with little success for some 600d, and possibly 200d, for some bag projects I have rattling around in the concept phase. These materials are seeen fairly comonly in finsshed goods and sourced from recycled bottles etc.

I am looking at the challenge of making bags, on a craft scale, that can be completely recycled, but sourcing the materials is a bit more af a challenge than I thought

Any help finding these would be great.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: 600d and 200d Polyester on 05/14/2011 15:24:31 MDT Print View

Owfinc, Seattle Fabrics, Thru-Hiker, Rainshed ... lots of sources available. See also
http://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/FAQ_DIY.htm#Fabric
for other sources.

Cheers

robert perks
(rperks) - F
Polyester not nylon? on 05/14/2011 20:41:16 MDT Print View

I have looked at all of those vendors, Alibaba etc. and I am not finding the polyester that is being used by Patagonia, Nau, Osprey, etc. It is made from recycled PET and likewise can be melted back down chemically and spun into new fiber. I like durability and feel of the materialfrom the bags I have, but cannot find this material in small quantities.

I know that the nylon based cordura and ballistic cloth can get me close to the same ends, but I am working through the design exercise of making the whole bag one recycled and recyclable material.