FAQ
 
  1. What is beer filter cloth?
  • Our material is polypropylene cloth originally used to filter and purify beer during manufacturing. Large distilleries throw these filters away after 15-25 uses when they can no longer purify hops and barley as effectively. The cloths are lightweight, durable, breathable, and permeable to water. At the end of its first life they are also very beautiful, with a unique patina from manufacturing.
  1. Is my bag waterproof?
  • Because of their first life as filters, water will pass directly through the cloth.
  1. Where did my specific bag come from?
  • Our filter cloth comes from large beer manufacturing. The patina on the material comes from the different types of beer being filtered. The heavier grey patina comes from dark stout beer, the lighter copper tones come from wheat and other light beers.
  1. Can I put my bag in the wash?
  • Yes, you can wash your bag in the washing machine with hot water and mild soap. You can also rinse with the hose or in the shower. Hang or lay flat to dry. You should not put your bag in the dryer. 
  1. Why are the bags different colors?
  • The silver-grey tone in the fabric is Beer Brindle. Every Beer Brindle sheet is unique, with different colors from filtration of different types of beer – amber beer leaves a coppery tone while darker beers leave a silver grey tone to the fabric. We also overdyematerial to different colors. 
  1. I've noticed color transfer from my overdyed bag. What can I do?
  • It is normal for overdyed fabric to have some surplus dye remaining (like a new pair of dark denim jeans). You should wash your bag in the wash machine – using hot water and mild soap – to remove excess dye and reduce color transfer. Hang or lay flat to dry. Take care when wearing with light colored clothing.  
  1. Can my bag be recycled?
  • At the end of the life of your bag, send it back to us and we will re-use (if possible) or recycle it. Re-use is preferable to recycling.
  1. Are your bags Vegan?
  • Yes, our bags are 100% vegan. We do not use any glue or animal byproducts. Rewilder is PETA approved vegan and cruelty-free. 
  1. What is the difference between repurposing and recycling?
  • Repurposing is when material is used as-is to make something new and useful. Recycling processes material to a former state in order to make something new. Creative re-use is preferable for many reasons, including (1) recycling takes loads of energy, and (2) recycling downgrades material, making a lesser grade each time; therefore there is a limit to how many times you can recycle a material before it becomes unusable. Repurposing is better than recycling, with greater positive environmental impact.

 

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