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OrganoClick presents 7-Up bottle garment

Thursday, 02 July 2015

Written by Brett Mathews

ALMEDALEN – At a recent sustainability event in Almedalen, Swedish clean technology company OrganoClick presented a garment made out of recycled polyester derived from 7-up bottles collected by Taiwanese Buddhist charity, Tzu Chi Foundation. The OrganoTex fabric is based on DWR-technology which is free from fluorocarbons and only contains non-harmful substances which are biodegradable. Many DRWs for textiles and garments contain fluorocarbons, a group of chemicals that are bio-accumulative and hormone disturbing.

The fluorocarbon-free technology developed by OrganoClick´s scientists was implemented in factories at Chang-Ho Fibers, a Taiwanese textile producer earlier this year, and since then around 100 textiles have been developed using the fabric. Filippa K was the first apparel brand to use OrganoClick’s technology in its collection in February 2015.

“By using biodegradable and non-toxic chemistry in our products we can be sure that we don´t cause any environmental problems which the long-chain fluorocarbons do”, said Robin Grankvist, business area manager for performance textiles & nonwoven at OrganoClick.

The presented fabric is undyed and therefore preseves the original green colour of the 7-up bottle – saving on chemicals, water and energy during the manufacturing process. The garment has been developed in a collaboration between OrganoClick, Chang-Ho Fibers, the Textile University of Borås and TEKO.

“We are very proud to present such a well-designed sustainable garment that combines sustainable chemistry, recycled raw-material and savings in energy. In particular it’s nice that the collection of bottles is for charity through the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation,” said Mårten Hellberg, CEO of OrganoClick.

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