What is Ecoron
Ecoron is a breakthrough innovation by Gatron Industries, created with the mission of promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility in the textile industry. It is a high-quality polyester filament yarn that is made from recycled PET bottles, using advanced eco-friendly recycling techniques. By using recycled materials, Ecoron significantly reduces the carbon footprint and environmental strain associated with traditional petroleum-based polyester production. One of the key features of Ecoron is its ability to support the circular economy. By using recycled PET bottles as its raw material, Ecoron helps to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills and oceans, while also conserving natural resources. This closed-loop approach to production helps to ensure that Ecoron has a minimal environmental impact throughout its entire lifecycle. It’s end user applications include all types of apparel – such as sportswear, athleisure, casual wear, home textiles and more. As the textile industry continues to embrace sustainable practices and materials, Ecoron is poised to play a leading role in shaping the future of textiles.
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We’re big on sustainability and our impact speaks for itself.
For every 5 bottles, we can create 1 T-shirt and currently, we've recycled over:
HOW DO YOU TURN A PLASTIC BOTTLE INTO SOMETHING WE CAN WEAR?
First,the plastic (PET) bottles taken from post-consumer waste are washed,
ground and crushed into tiny chips.
These chips are then de-polymerised and re-polymerised – this essentially
means breaking the PET down into its smallest component parts.
so that they can be re built back into something else.In this case, the tiny
recycled PET chips are spun into yarn, which are then woven into the final fabric
that is used in our shirts.