18 May 2017

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – adidas develops new swim range using regenerated ocean waste

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Sportswear brand adidas has announced a partnership with Aquafil, a leading producer of Nylon 6 for carpets and apparel, to use the company’s 100% regenerated Econyl fibre in the Spring/Summer 2017 Parley Hero swim range.

The regenerated waste still offers the same qualities as materials usually found in wider swim apparel. The garments are durable, lightweight and breathable but with the additional environmental benefits of using regenerated waste, the company reports.

Once collected, pre- and post-consumer Nylon waste material – fishing nets, discarded carpets, plastic components, fabrics scraps – goes through the Econyl Regeneration System. Products are then finished with adidas’ unique Infinitex+ Pulse and flat lock seams, enabling the range to be 100% chlorine resistant for training support and the high level of comfort.

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