Fabric & Technology

Coffee Grounds

The key element to our coffee technology continually moves moisture away from the skin to the outer surface of the fabric for a fast drying process. The coffee grounds in the yarns absorb odors your body produces throughout the day. Thanks to their numerous microscopic pores, which create a long-lasting natural and chemical free shield for yarn or fiber, they reflect UV rays and create a comfortable outdoor experience.

Fabric Process

Billions of cups of coffee are consumed everyday around the world.

The post consumable coffee grounds are collected from local shops and oils are extracted to make a fine dry powder. The powder is added to the batch before making pellets.

Post consumable bottles are collected and stripped of their labels and caps and cleaned crushed and chopped into flakes.

The flakes undergo a second melting and are made into consistently shaped pellets.

The pellets from the processed grounds are polymers are melted to make fiber / yarn.

The coffee grounds adds technical properties such as: odor control, moisture control and UV control

Odor Control

Coffee grounds in the yarns absorbs odors your body produces throughout the day. Since the coffee grounds are embedded inside the yarn, longer aerobic activities can be performed with more comfort.

UV Protection

Coffee grounds comes with numerous microscopic process, which creates a long lasting natural and chemical free shield for yarn or fiber, reflecting UV rays and provide a comfortable outdoor experience.

Moisture Management

The key element to our coffee technology continually moves moisture away from the skin to the outer surface of the fabric for a faster drying process. The technical function is permanent and will never wash or wear out.

Plastic Bottles

Over 300 million tons of plastic is produced every year, 50% of which is for single-use purposes – utilized for just a few moments, but on the planet for at least several hundred years. Bottles are one the main contributors of single use plastic products. They not only encourage the public to have a disposable mentality, they have created such a disaster in every aspect of our water. Our oceans are littered with a material that could take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade. Over years, the plastic breaks down into tiny pieces which is consumed by marine life which in turn is consumed by humans. After cleaning, we shred, melt, and add different natural products before knitting or weaving resulting in high performing active apparel.

Windshields

Hundreds of millions of windshields are replaced each year. This equates to several billion pounds of glass and plastic ending up in landfills. Partnering with a recycling and bag manufacturer, we have developed a process to have the glass separated from the PVB film. The glass is recycled and the PVB film is cleaned , remelted and used to apply a waterproof film over our recycled fabric to create our Shield water resistant pack line.

Aquapel

Aquapel’ is the next generation in water repellency performance. Aquapel modifies fabric at the molecular level by permanently attaching hydrophobic ’whiskers’ to individual fibers that elevate liquids, causing them to bead and roll right off the fabric surface. It features a hydrocarbon polymer which is both more ecologically friendly and economically smart. The result is excellent performance-liquid repellency that’s breathable, durable and fast drying- while remaining both fluorocarbon free and PFOA free.

  • Repels the elements
  • Resists spills
  • Maintains breathability
  • Eco-friendly technology

Fishing Nets

“Ghost” nets are among the greatest killers in our oceans and not only because of their numbers. Thousand of miles of nets get lost every year and due to the nature of the materials, they will continue to hurt and kill the sea life and dirty the oceans for decades. When caught on a reef, nets do not only catch fish, turtles, crustaceans, birds or marine mammals, they also destroy hard and soft corals, wiping out complete ecosystems while floating in the current. The nets are collected and cleaned, remelted and prepared for knitting or weaving. The end result is fabric which is turned into the most technical activewear on the market that has the following features

  • Recycled yarn
  • Ultra-chlorine resistant
  • Shape retention
  • Muscle control
  • Extreme 4-Way stretch
  • UV Protection (UPF 50+ )
  • Pilling resistant
  • Resistant from creams and oils

Ocean Plastics

At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. Floating plastic debris are currently the most abundant items of marine litter. Waste plastic makes up 80% of all marine debris from surface waters to deep-sea sediments. Plastic has been detected on shorelines of all the continents, with more plastic materials found near popular tourist destinations and densely populated areas. By partnering with different groups who are collecting, cleaning and remelting the plastic in all forms, we have developed several items such as zippers, cordlocks, pullers and more.