recycled by elka

At ELKA, we are dedicated to creating functional and durable high-quality workwear. Now, we’re taking it a step further by incorporating recycled materials as part of our commitment to the future. We proudly introduce:



“Recycled by ELKA” is our new collection of products, primarily crafted using recycled materials. The polyester fabric in these garments is recycled polyester, a type of fiber made from recycled sources, including PET bottles. By utilizing recycled polyester, we reduce oil consumption and CO2 emissions during production compared to using entirely virgin materials.

The recycled polyester used in “Recycled by ELKA” products is certified, ensuring fabric traceability. 

  • check Recycled polyester.
  • check OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified.
  • check Waterproof or water repellent properties.
  • check Breathable – stay dry, also on the inside.
  • check Stretch – for optimal freedom of movement.
  • check PFC-free treatment.
  • check All main zippers manufactured by YKK.
  • check Black LOXY® reflective tape.
  • check Stretch Cordura® reinforcements.
  • check Durability, tear resistance, functionality, etc. tested in relevant work environments.


At ELKA, we want to keep our promises. We have been asked if we can provide the number of PET bottles used in the manufacture of each product. We’ve chosen not to provide specific bottle counts, as it’s important to note that recycled polyester isn’t solely derived from PET bottles. Other recycled materials are incorporated, making the quantification of bottles complex. Nonetheless, transparency remains a cornerstone of ELKA’s values. Therefore,
we detail the composition of recycled and virgin components for each product in this overview.



OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. When a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health.

The test is conducted by independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalog. In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements.