Textile Technology section
Schoeller: 100% recycled, recyclable and PFC-free functional fabrics
The textile manufacturer Schoeller Textil AG, Sevelen/Switzerland, is part of wear2wear, an industrial partnership dedicated to high-quality and sustainable clothing.
The sustainable wear2wear concept is synonymous with high-quality, responsible clothing. In European operations, textile fibers from used garments are used to produce new functional fabrics. Depending upon the area of intended use, they also meet strict waterproofing, breathability, protection and comfort requirements. To ensure that the raw material cycle comes full circle, these textiles can be recycled again when they reach the end of their service life. As a result, there is no waste, and they go on to produce new garments. As the wear2wear partner companies guarantee that – from the quality of the raw materials to the guaranteed recycling end process – these are 100 % recyclable, functional fabrics made of recycled textile fibers. Water- and dirt-repelling technologies based on renewable raw materials, along with the most advanced membrane technology, will ensure that the textiles are manufactured and impregnated entirely without the use of PFC in the future too.
Schoeller Textil AG is supplying a wholistic textile portfolio, Inspire, for the workwear area. These are high-quality protective workwear fabrics made of 100 % polyester, which offer clothing comfort and often feel just like cotton. They are also compliant with the requirements of the bluesign system.
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adidas: 100% recyclable performance running shoe
The sporting goods producer adidas AG, Herzogenaurach/Germany, strengthens its commitment to tackling plastic waste with the unveiling of Futurecraft.Loop - a 100% recyclable performance running shoe.
The Futurecraft.Loop project is aimed at tackling the problem of plastic waste, enabling a “closed loop” or circular manufacturing model, where the raw materials can be repurposed again and again. Here, it is not just repurposed into a water bottle or a tote, but into another pair of high-performance running shoes.
Sports footwear typically includes complex material mixes and component gluing - resulting in a shoe which can only be down-cycled. After close to a decade of research and development alongside leading material development, manufacturing and recycling partners across Asia, Europe and North America, adidas has found a way to change the process.
Futurecraft.Loop is a transformative approach to designing performance shoes that are made to be remade from the outset, by using one material type and no glue. Each component is made from 100% reusable TPU – it is spun to yarn, knitted, molded and clean-fused to a midsole using adidas Speedfactory technology.
Once the shoes come to the end of their first life and are returned to adidas – they are washed, ground to pellets and melted into material for components for a new pair of shoes, with zero waste. Each generation is designed to meet the adidas sports performance standard.
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