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OrganoClick makes fabric from 7 Up bottles

August 14th, 2015 / By: / Industry News, News

OrganoClick’s new fluorocarbon-free technology was implemented in factories at Chang-Ho Fibers, a Taiwanese textile producer, in January 2014. Since then, nearly 100 water-repellent, fluorocarbon-free textiles have been developed. Filippa K was the first fashion brand to start using the technology in its collection in February 2015. Photo: OrganoClick
OrganoClick’s new fluorocarbon-free technology was implemented in factories at Chang-Ho Fibers, a Taiwanese textile producer, in January 2014. Since then, nearly 100 water-repellent, fluorocarbon-free textiles have been developed. Filippa K was the first fashion brand to start using the technology in its collection in February 2015. Photo: OrganoClick

At a Swedish seminar titled “The world’s most sustainable catwalk,” OrganoClick AG of Toby, Sweden, entered a fashion statement in water-repellant, recycled polyester made from 7 Up’s trademark green plastic bottles.

Why? OrganoClick’s mission is developing functional materials based on environmentally friendly fiber chemistry, and several sustainable processes had gone into the garment’s creation.

A Buddhist charity organization, the Tzu Chi Foundation in Taiwan, collected the bottles and money for the raw material. OrganoClick’s Taiwanese partner, Chang-Ho Fibers, recycled the plastics into polyester using a new fluorocarbon-free water-repellant treatment technology, OrganoTex®, devised by OrganoClick. The undyed fabric features the green tint characteristic of the 7 Up brand.

Source: OrganoClick

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