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Denim woven from retrieved ocean plastic & cotton

Plastic is retrieved from the oceans an shorelines around he world. It is chipped, then shredded into fibres and prepared to be spun into yarn. Ocean plastic fibres are spun into strong core yarn and then helixed with cotton, making Bionic® yarn. This yarn is then woven or knitted into fabric such as denim. RAW is a brand of G-Star, a well established clothing range available in stores globally; Pharrell Williams is the Creative Director. GSRD is a foundation to support entrepreneurs and local projects. UPDATE JUL 2016: RAW for the Oceans has been available in stores with four capsule collections between 2014 and 2016. After two years of innovation with the RAW for the Oceans capsule collection we are now ready to make a bigger impact. As of August 2016, RAW for the Oceans will no longer be in store. Instead, we are up scaling from the RAW for the Oceans capsule collection to replacing all conventional polyester in our entire collection with recycled alternatives. We plan to replace all conventional polyester with recycled polyester including Bionic Yarn by 2020 https://www.g-star.com/en_us/corporate/responsibility/news/raw-for-the-oceans-production-process.htm
Award Categories:
Materials, Resources & Water
Award Year:
2017
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Denim woven from retrieved ocean plastic & cotton

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