Ocean waste has been a significant problem for decades. At least 8 million tons of plastics end up in our oceans each year. Floating plastic debris and waste plastic found on beaches and riverbanks are currently the most abundant items of marine litter.
Duvaltex was the first to offer 100% post-consumer recycled polyester fiber, which integrates recycled content to its textiles. However, our Ocean Waste CLEAN IMPACT TEXTILES™ have elevated the market's options for sustainable textiles that help preserve our waterways.
Ocean Waste CLEAN IMPACT TEXTILES™ have been developed in collaboration with the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE, which cooperates with fishers, non-profits as well as waste management and recycling companies to recycle ocean plastic waste. This waste is processed and upcycled into polymer to be used as yarn. Then, Duvaltex transforms it into sustainable textiles for many different commercial needs, such as office spaces, decor accents, vertical applications and acoustic panels.