Worlds first traceable ocean plastic fabrics through blockchain launched at Première Vision

News, 22 August 2019

This September, Waste2Wear is launching the world’s first collection of fabrics made from ocean plastics that will be fully traceable using blockchain technology at the Première Vision Fabric Fair in Paris.

The system, specially developed by Waste2Wear, aims to address customers’ demands for traceability of recycled materials. 

In the past ten years, we have built-up a wealth of experience recycling plastic waste into fancy fabrics and finished textile products. This allowed us to become a one-stop solution for our customers developing sustainable products from post-consumer plastic waste. Having a fully certified and compliant value-chain, Waste2Wear simplifies the journey of textile companies and fashion brands on their way of becoming circular.

Ocean Plastics with social impact

The plastic used for Waste2Wear Ocean Fabrics comes from the water and coastal areas of a small island near Shanghai. In collaboration with the local government and local NGO’s, Waste2Wear created a business model in which the former fishermen could recover their income (lost due to environmental regulations) by fishing plastic from the ocean. They now collect more than three tons of waste directly from the ocean every week.
Waste2Wear X Ocean plastic Project Wastecollectors

Added levels of trust with blockchain technology

Waste2Wear is launching a beta version of its proprietary blockchain system embedded in its new collection of Ocean Plastic fabrics. This will allow them to track recycled materials all the way back to their source. The blockchain documents and records step-by-step the journey plastic waste takes in becoming a finished textile product. By implementing this system into their value-chain, Waste2Wear will create the first collection of ocean plastic fabrics that is fully traceable using blockchain technology.

Key Values of Waste2Wear

The core of Waste2Wear is the drive to reduce plastic waste together. Committed to tackle the single-use plastic problem, Waste2Wear brings together stakeholders, such as universities, research institutions, governments and fashion & textile companies, to create synergies and co-create new solutions towards a circular economy.
Are you interested in becoming a partner of Waste2Wear Ocean Plastics and explore possibilities and how we can collaborate, then visit us during the Première Vision in Paris or get in contact now.

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