99% of post-use clothing eventually ends up in landfills and only 1% of fabrics can be reused and recycled into new textiles. As the recycling plants cannot work with a complex mixture of fibres, such as polyester + polyamide or polyester + elastane, the process of recycling clothing become a hugely difficult task. To address the problem, a small number of highly influential brands are designing prototypes of mono-material garments. Among these brands are Adidas- Loop Anorak, Houdini- Mono Air Houdi and Helly Hansen’s Mono Material line.
Adidas- Loop Anorak
Houdini- Mono Air Houdi
Helly Hansen’s Mono Material line.
Referring to the Sustainable Product Policy of the European Commission, over 80% of all product-related environmental impacts are determined during the design phase of a product. To support sports brands to achieve the ultimate goal for expanding the garment life cycle, PALTEX’s Mono textile collection- 2L, especially for performance outdoor gear. These lamination fabrics combined the recycled polyester and PET membrane with 10K waterproof(WP) /10K moisture vapour permeable(MVP). While designing clothing with single materials without any mixed fibres, the mono materials products will lead to the goal of textile-to-textile recycling and maintaining a higher quality than mixed fibres.
Sustainable Product Policy of the European Commission
PALTEX Mono materials collection
Sysav- a company based in Malmö, Sweden, which is owned by 14 municipalities and treats waste from households and industries—has started to operate the world’s first fully automated sorting plant for textiles recycling. The plant forms part of the Swedish Innovation Platform for Textile Sorting (SIPTex)—a project funded by the Swedish government which aims to develop “a sorting solution” tailored to the needs of textile recyclers and the garment industry.