Firstly, any fabric which isn't using recycled fabric is using oil. Secondly, any form of recycled raw material is good, however recycling from PET bottles which is common to other apparel brands only happens in certain countries, meaning the recycled material has to be shipped to the fabric mill and then to the factory - often in a separate country. Ours is all sourced locally (within 150km) of the mill and factory, and is made from up cycled clothing which uses less energy. Thirdly, we are the first to use waterless dye technology in a 3-layer jacket at this time which uses considerably less water and energy and produces less chemicals and carbon emissions than traditional dyeing methods. We hope the industry will follow our footsteps.