Over the past decade, the textile industry has been looking to transform its traditional linear economy, aka the “take-make-and-dispose” model, which is clearly unsustainable as it impacts our waterways, soils, energy resources and atmosphere.
Increasing consumer preferences for sustainable products to combat climate change is causing a major shift in how some textile businesses are restructuring their R&D investments and manufacturing processes in order to provide more environmentally sound textiles.
The first is Biodegradable* CLEAN IMPACT TEXTILES™ technology, launched in 2019. They are made from 100% post-consumer recycled and polyester. These fabrics can completely biodegrade at a rate similar to natural fibers (as tested under the ASTM D5511 standard for biodegradability) in under 4 years*.