Award Winning Innovative Textiles from Recycled Plastics

For more than a decade, Waste2Wear has been passionate about creating circular solutions for the textile industry.  

They have recycled hundreds of millions of plastic bottles into products ranging from high-end fashion, bags, floor underlays, curtains and workwear.  Besides averting plastic from ending up in landfills and oceans, the environmental impact of these recycled products also reduces the carbon footprint by -75%, the use of energy by -70% and water consumption by -86%.

Waste2Wear take responsibility for every step in the recycling process with a strict environmental policy. To ensure transparency and traceability they developed and launched their own unique Blockchain technology in 2020.  This provides indisputable evidence of the origin of the feedstock and shows every single transaction in the supply chain. 

A QR code is added in their blockchain system to ensure control and verification of the entire manufacturing process from collection to shipping the finished product.

To date they have created have over 150 different kinds of fabrics from 100% RPET or 100% RPP to various mixes of RPET with cotton, linen, spandex, lycra, wool etc. In fact, they produce a new fabric at least every month.

They are the proud recipients of the EU Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Business Award for their unique products made from recycled polypropylene (RPP). These products (bags and hard plastics) are made from PP taken from discarded fridges, washing machines, car dashboards and TVs. Polypropylene is extremely versatile and cheap to make with a wide range of applications.  For these reasons it is the second most widely used plastic in the world.  However, only 1% of the PP produced is recycled. They are changing that through the production of their unique products made from RPP.

 

 

Founder and CEO, Monique Maissan said: “We want the world to know that we are taking real steps towards reducing the plastic problem by innovating circular alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint, energy consumption and water usage, while improving livelihoods in the process”. 

For further information contact Orla Govaerts at orla@waste2wear.com

https://www.waste2wear.com/