Social Responsibility

We understand there is always more we can do help kick single use. That is why we have implemented a number of environmental and social programs designed to make our business cleaner and planet healthier. While we understand there is a long way to go to solving the environmental problems we all face, it is our belief that by taking it one step at a time, we will make a difference. If you have ideas on how we can improve upon our commitment, we invite you to contact us at takeaction@chicobag.com.

What is rePETeTM?

rePETe is a trademarked term ChicoBag uses to identify products made from recycled materials. All ChicoBag rePETe products contain certified Repreve fabric which is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. In addition, many products have other recycled components like carabiners, cording and cord locks.

What is rePETe?

Transparency is important to us and we want you to know exactly what goes into the product you are buying. All rePETe products have a materials statement that lists each component used on either the inside of the bag, back of the pouch, or both. This line of products helps us to close the loop on our manufacturing processes by using post-consumer waste to create new components for our products.

rePETe

We have chosen to work with Repreve because their values are in line with ours and they are the only company that certifies the recycled content in their fibers. When you look at polyester and recycled polyester under a microscope there is no difference. Repreve solves that problem by weaving a tracer into their yarns so that we can confirm it is post-consumer recycled content. See the process of turning bottles into fabric below.

Repreve Process