We have save this section to present the amazing textile have been created to take the plastic from the ocean.
(Plastic from the Ocean)
It’s high quality recycled polyester yarn made from recycled materials including post consumer plastic bottles and plastic captured from the sea, thats why it contributes to preserving natural resources and reducing the waste in the planet’s water.
With a vertical production process with controlled traceability, we recycle some of the plastic collected, turning it into granules, yarn and fabric based on responsible manufacturing. The result are recycled fabrics meeting all quality standards.
We select plastic from the Portuguese Coast to obtain PET (polyethyleneterephthalate) chips or pellets.
It’s high quality recycled polyamide yarn made from recycled materials including old and discarded fishnets and fishnets captured from the sea, thats why it contributes to preserving natural resources and reducing the waste in the planet’s water.
With a vertical production process with controlled traceability, we recycle the collected fishing nets, transforming them into powder and then into granules, yarns and fabrics from responsible manufacturing. The result is recycled fabrics that meet all quality standards.
We collect fishing nets from the Portuguese coast and donated by fishermen to obtain Polyamide (Nylon) chips or pellets.
(Old and Discarded Clothes)
Recycled cotton can be generally defined as converting cotton fabric into cotton fiber that can be reused in textile products. Recycled cotton is also commonly referred to as regenerated cotton, reclaimed cotton, or shoddy. Recycled content includes recycled raw material, as well as used, reconditioned, and re-manufactured components.
The majority of recycled cotton is claimed through mechanical recycling. First, fabrics and materials are sorted by color. After sorting, the fabrics are run through a machine that shreds the fabric into yarn and further into raw fiber. The raw fiber is then spun back into yarns for reuse in other products. The quality of recycled fiber will never have quality values equal to the original fiber. Specifically, fiber length and length uniformity will be impacted, which will limit the end-use application.
Linen is a sustainable fabric made from flax fibers. The flax plant has been cultivated in just about every country in the world and has been used to make fiber for over 6,000 years. To extract the fibers, the plants are either cut or pulled by hand from the ground (it’s said that pulling creates finer linen). The seeds are then removed through a process called winnowing or ripping, followed by retting which removes the plant stock from the fibers. Once the fibers are separated to collect the longest pieces, which can be up to 20 centimeters long, they are then spun into yarn and eventually woven into fabric.
The fibers must then be loosened from the stalk. This is achieved through retting. This is a process which uses bacteria to decompose the pectin that binds the fibers together. Natural retting methods take place in tanks and pools, or directly in the fields. There are also chemical retting methods; these are faster, but are typically more harmful to the environment and to the fibers themselves.
After retting, the stalks are ready for scutching, which takes place between August and December. Scutching removes the woody portion of the stalks by crushing them between two metal rollers, so that the parts of the stalk can be separated. The fibers are removed and the other parts such as linseed, shives, and tow are set aside for other uses. Next the fibers are heckled: the short fibers are separated with heckling combs by ‘combing’ them away, to leave behind only the long, soft flax fibers.
After the fibers have been separated and processed, they are typically spun into yarns and woven or knit into linen textiles. These textiles can then be bleached, dyed, printed on, or finished with a number of treatments or coatings.
An alternate production method is known as “cottonizing” which is quicker and requires less equipment. The flax stalks are processed using traditional cotton machinery; however, the finished fibers often lose the characteristic linen look.
They prevent any slips and falls. Rubber soles are slip-resistant, offering better grip on treacherous surfaces. They protect against falling objects.They protect against burns and exposure to high temperatures.
For the production of soles, the waste from the injection is reused to make our soles .
RECYCLED RUBBER + CHEWING GUM
Chewing gum is somewhat of a universal pastime, but the consequence is often the amount of gum left on streets when people spit it out. To reduce waste and litter, city marketing organization in London and sustainability company have collaborated to recycle all types of chewing gum waste from chewed gum.
This is recycled and put through our new process in order to create a range of compounds for use in the plastics and rubber industry.
RECYCLED RUBBER + RICE
120 million tons of rice husk are burnt or dumped annually as a waste product of the rice industry. We divert rice husks from the waste stream to add durability to our recycled rubber outsole. Other see waste, we see fibers for grip and durability.
When we are injecting rubber into the soles we add 30% rice husk.
RECYCLED RUBBER + CORK
Cork is buoyant, elastic, and water resistant, making it a great material for sustainable shoes. Since it has the ability to mold to the shape of your foot, cork is our material for footbeds.
For the production of our soles, the waste from the cutting of intermediate cork insoles is reused to make our soles with 30% cork.
RECYCLED RUBBER + COFFEE
Global coffee production creates in excess of 23 million tons of waste per year. The aim of the circular economy is to close the loop of our industrial system, reducing resource consumption and environmental pollution by transforming waste into input material for the next stage of production
We use the leftover coffee that is used by factory workers and when we are injecting rubber into the soles we add 30% of this coffee waste.
This new microfibre feels like skin, 100% breathable and with an absorption capacity of 8 times its weight in water. Perfect as the inner lining of footwear.
With its temperature-regulating effect it offers maximum comfort and complete drying. Sweat doesn’t accumulate in the inside of the footwear, but that the fabric promotes its evaporation so that the foot is always dry.
This bio eco microfiber is the first ecological microfiber extracted from corn with recycled fiber.