ECOALF 1.0 FALL WINTER 2022
This is the first season we have used our signature Ocean Yarn knit to create garments. Our Ocean Yarn is spun with recycled plastic bottles collected from the bottom of the ocean through Ecoalf Foundation’s Upcycling the Oceans project which unites more than 4,000 fishermen across the Mediterranean Sea.
A STEP TOWARDS CIRCULARITY
Achieving circularity is a complex process and goes much further than simply using recycled materials, what’s key is using recycled materials to make items that are 100% recyclable and will be recycled again. Typically, for technical coats with 10K waterproof 5k breathability properties, you need three-layer fabrics: an exterior, an interior, and a membrane between the two that prevents water from entering and allows moisture and heat to exit. Unfortunately, this membrane is typically made from polyurethane, so when it is merged with the two other layers, it makes it nearly impossible to recycle the garment.