ECONYL produces recycled yarn that is used in fabrics we offer our customers.
Let's preserve our environment.
Sportswear of Tomorrow works with several brands across the globe that understood it's about time to do something about the landfills filled with plastics. Plastic items can take up to 1,000 years to decompose in landfills. Even plastic bags we use in our everyday life take anywhere from 10 to 1,000 years to decompose, and plastic bottles can take 450 years or more.
FLAVE is an example of a swim- and beachwear brand that produces its garments solely made of recycled yarns. They work together with holiday resorts globally to dress their staff in clothing made of recycled rashguards. These are UPF50+ which protects the staff against the strong sun in the Maldives for example.
To strengthen the message, FLAVE partnered with Bored of Borders. Karlis is currently rowing around the world on human power. That's right. No sails, no engines. Read more on their Facebok Page
Our suppliers have all certifications to ensure the highest standards of friendliness to the environment in each and every stage of the production chain.
A selection of the recycled fabrics we stock / and or have easy access to:
CARVICO VITA PL BLACK
EFFE PI RENO INTERLOCK
MITI CORAL GREEN
MITI FULL MOON GREEN
MITI GREEN FIT
MITI GREEN WEAR
MITI GREEN LAND
MITI GREEN FLY
MITI GREEN ISLAND
MITI GREEN WARM
MITI GREEN SEA
MITI GREEN MIX
MITI GREEN LEAF
MITI MAESTRALE GREEN
MITI PLATANO GREEN
MITI THINK GREEN
MITI THERMAL GREEN
MITI WILD GREEN
And many more.
ECO-inks? Is sublimation healthy for the environment?
We often get the question if the printing technology we use (Digital Printing / Sublimation Printing) is ECO-friendly.
Fact is - during the sublimation process, the paper and the fabric are heated to approximately 200 degrees. During this process, the inks are transferred to the fabric. The paper which is left, goes to the recycling plant. As such, sublimation itself is not an environment unfriendly technology.
Fabrics produced of recycled ocean waste and recycled plastic bottles. It's definitely the way forward. Over the course of 2019, we have transformed several brands from using traditional fabrics to recycled fabrics.
Sportswear of Tomorrow has the widest selection of recycled fabrics on stock. From very light mesh fabrics to 4-way stretch lycra fabrics, we certainly can find the most suitable fabric for your need.
The best news of all - there is no quality sacrifice needed, and there is no upcharge compared to traditional polyester and polyamide. So there are no restrictions as to why not to move to recycled fabrics.
We will continue to push brands to use recycled fabrics in their cycling-, triathlon-, running-, active- and swim-/beachwear in 2020.