Recycled Fabric

Liang & Eimil’s GRS Certified Recycled Fabric

our dedication

At Liang & Eimil, our dedication to environmental responsibility is evident in our choice of materials. In addition to procuring FSC certified wood, we have now embraced the use of recycled fabric in crafting our upholstered furniture. This strategic incorporation of recycled materials into our production process is a deliberate effort to decrease the demand for new raw materials and actively contribute to the circular economy. This initiative reflects our unwavering commitment to sustainability, allowing us to present furniture that seamlessly blends style with environmental consciousness. We are committed to meeting industry standards for sustainability, aiming to provide our customers with furniture that not only elevates their living spaces but also mirrors their values, fostering a more sustainable future.

When you choose our furniture, you can trust that you are supporting a brand that prioritises responsible sourcing, sustainable practices, and a dedication to minimising environmental impact. Together, we can make a positive impact on the world we inhabit.


recycled polyethylene terephthalate

What is RPET?

RPET, or Recycled PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate), is a sustainable and eco-friendly material widely used in the production of various consumer goods, most notably in the packaging industry. 

It is a type of polyester that is derived from recycled PET plastic, typically sourced from discarded beverage bottles. The recycling process involves collecting, cleaning, and processing used PET plastic, which is then transformed into RPET.

This environmentally conscious alternative reduces the demand for new plastic production, minimises waste in landfills, and lowers the overall carbon footprint associated with manufacturing. 

RPET has gained prominence as a viable solution to address the environmental impact of plastic consumption, contributing to a more circular and sustainable approach to materials in the modern world.

Difference Between Ordinary Polyester and RPET fabric

Ordinary Polyester

Ordinary polyester, widely used in textiles, originates from finite petroleum resources, posing environmental concerns due to extraction processes.

Polyester manufacturing initiates with fossil-fuel-derived raw materials, intensifying energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, exacerbating environmental challenges.

Polyester’s disposal leads to lasting environmental pollution, as it decomposes slowly, aggravating waste management challenges, necessitating sustainable textile alternatives.

RPET Fabric

RPET fabric is crafted using recycled PET plastic, sourced from discarded bottles. This innovative approach transforms waste into a valuable resource.

The recycling journey begins with collecting and cleaning used PET plastic. After this, the material undergoes a meticulous process, involving heating and drawing into fibres. This eco-friendly method ensures a second life for discarded plastics.

The adoption of RPET fabrics actively contributes to sustainability by reducing the demand for new plastic production. This, in turn, minimises waste and underscores a commitment to environmentally conscious manufacturing practices.

Environmental Benefits of RPET Fabric

Reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 80% compared to conventional polyester production.

Saves approximately 80% of energy compared to conventional polyester production.

Aligns with global efforts to promote recycling and reduce environmental impact across industries.

GRS Certificate

What is GRS?

Global recycling standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, and comprehensive product standard, which specifies the third-party certification requirements for recycling content, production and marketing chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. 

The global recycling standard is applicable to any product containing at least 20% recycled materials. Starting from the recycling stage, each production stag must be certified and eventually end with the last seller to business transaction. Material collection and material concentration require self-declaration, document collection and 3rd party visits and audits.


The recycled fabric employed in Liang & Eimil upholstery products is GRS-certified RPET, playing a pivotal role in ensuring the traceability of raw materials, thereby establishing a more sustainable recycling and treatment process for the final products. This certification not only serves as a testament to the environmental integrity of the products but also functions as a catalyst for fostering responsible material sourcing.

Part A: GRS Traceability System

In adherence to GRS certification principles, this section outlines the control and accounting of recycled materials, emphasising data management. It further delves into GRS production line planning and storage management, establishing a comprehensive framework for the traceability of materials.

Part C: Environmental Management

This segment outlines the environmental management system, emphasising chemical management, energy, and waste management practices. By adhering to these standards, the certification ensures responsible environmental practices throughout the production lifecycle, promoting sustainable and eco-friendly operations.

Part B: Social Responsibility

Aligned with GRS policies, this section underscores labour standards, encompassing health, safety, and wage hours. It also outlines the welfare policies implemented, ensuring a commitment to social responsibility in the production process. Regular assessments are conducted to guarantee continuous adherence to these ethical guidelines,

Part D: Chemical Requirements​

Detailing the chemical requirements for GRS products, this section covers the management of product chemicals, restrictions on controlled chemicals, and the implementation of a Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) plan. These stringent measures underscore the commitment to chemical safety and RPET products..

Low Carbon Lifestyle

Mitigating Environmental Impact

Consider the environmental impact reduction: A single plastic bottle (600cc) equals a carbon reduction of 25.2g, an oil saving of 0.52cc, and a water saving of 88.6cc. For every ton of plastic bottles recycled, there is a reduction of 6 tons of oil consumption and 3.2 tons of carbon dioxide emissions—equivalent to the carbon dioxide emitted by 200 trees. The use of PET recycled yarn not only conserves oil but also contributes to reducing air pollution, aiding in the control of the greenhouse effect. Embracing these innovations encourages a low-carbon lifestyle, promoting sustainability on a global scale.