Ocean plastic gill nets turning into shoes

May 1st, 2023

When shoe brand adidas made its first running shoe from upcycled plastic waste in 2015, it was just the beginning of its partnership with the environmental organization Parley for the Oceans. The collaboration has worked to intercept plastic waste on beaches and coastal communities before it reaches the ocean, turning the waste into adidas x […]

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Teijin to produce nanofiber filament from recycled polyester

April 15th, 2021

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group fibers and products converting company, announced that it has developed technology to mass produce a new version of its Nanofront® ultra-fine polyester, which the company believes is the world’s first nanofiber to be made from recycled polyester raw materials. The new technology will enable Teijin Frontier to produce […]

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Nike’s Flyknit to use only recycled polyester

March 11th, 2016

Nike has announced that all core yarn for its Flyknit styles will be made from recycled polyester. Since the design’s launch four years ago, the knitted manufacturing technique has prevented 3.5 million pounds of waste and has diverted 182 million plastic bottles from landfill. The design has been in development for more than 10 years […]

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