Circular Milestone

Sympatex, Wear2Wear and Design2Recycle present an innovative vision of the future of circular design.

At the 2019 AplusA Fair in Dusseldorf, Sympatex presented the latest milestone in the journey towards its goal of 100 percent circularity by 2030: a fully waterproof, highly functional – and completely recyclable – workwear jacket.

The product was developed in collaboration with Design2Recycle and Swiss Wear2Wear cofounder Schoeller Textil. The jacket was designed in a manner that combines the best worlds of ecological and economical reuse in a single product, all without the need for time-consuming and costly separation processes.

Apart from the Sympatex membrane, high value was also placed on fully reusable polyester in the selection of the materials for the jacket components (i.e. cord, zippers, Velcro fasteners) in order to manufacture a recycled, unmixed polyester product that in turn can be easily fed back into the upcycling process at the end of its life cycle.

 

Photo: Sympatex

SUSTON
jonathan.eidse@norragency.com


More Stories

Earlybird Skis Founder Interview

2021 Sustainability Achievement Award recipient – it looks like the early bird really does get the worm. Suston meets Earlybird Skis’ founder Hanno Schwab to get the dirt on why the rest of the ski industry still hasn’t woken up.

By Jonathan Fraenkel-Eidse

Green Friday – Here to Stay

Arc’Teryx observes Black Friday by keeping their apparel out of landfills and in the circular economy with a new offer from their Used Gear trade-in program.

By Jonathan Fraenkel-Eidse

The Blue Way Pays – in more ways than one

Not just a label, Bluesign is about finding solutions to both today’s and tomorrow’s social and environmental challenges, avoiding risks and creating critical mass to enact positive change across the supply chain.

By Bluesign

In 3-5 Years, Recycling Will Hit a “Bottle-Neck”

While the use of recycled polyester in textiles is finally picking up, we need to build our own recycling supply chain as the race for PET bottles has started.

By SympaTex

More News