The fashion sector evolves over time. Trends claim that sustainable fashion has arrived to stay, and a lot of brands of clothing already produce and have included in their annual collections’ garments made from recycled plastic. To achieve this goal, they base their work on polyester, bottles or elements such as fishing nets.
This type of materials will take a lot of years to disappear fromt the earth in an organic way. Giving these plastic materials a new use is an action that is firmly committed to sustainability, takes care of our environment and leaves a better world for future generations.
What brands make recycled clothing?
More and more companies in fashion industry are betting on this type of fabrics. For example, Patagonia has been selling T-shirts and warm clothing for decades; the Australian brand Elle Evans manufactures and sells swimsuits composed with treated waste extracted from landfills, seas and oceans.
Another outstanding company in this area is Ecoalf. It’s a Spanish brand that since its beginnings in 2009, has opted to manufacture 100% sustainable clothing. His motto is “Because there is no planet B”. As Javier Goyeneche, its founder, explains, “The concept of our brand emerged after the birth of my son, Alfredo (the company bears his name), when I reflected about the world we would leave for the next generation and came out my frustration with the excessive use of the world’s natural resources. By integrating innovative technology, we create clothing and accessories made entirely of recycled materials”.
Clothes made from recycled plastic have come to stay. The use of recycled raw materials is in line with the circular economy versus a linear economy. The textile industry -from large corporations to minor retail-, is becoming increasingly sustainable and this has generated a social interest in this type of fibers. Demand has increased and this has been tapped by the sector.