Wadding is the soft and fluffy material that's found inside padded garments, with the purpose of insulating you from the cold.
The wadding that you find inside United Colors of Benetton garments is made of recycled polyester and comes exclusively from certified supply chains. In particular, it is obtained by recycling common plastic food bottles (PET): it takes about 26 33 cl bottles to stuff a men's jacket.
In addition to safeguarding the consumption of non-renewable resources such as oil and reducing the amount of plastic that's headed to landfills, recycling polyester requires far less water and energy than producing virgin polyester.
The new Eco-Recycle jacket from United Colors of Benetton is padded with recycled wadding.