Leading performance fabric brand PERTEX® and cycora®, a breakthrough material made from regenerated end-of-life textiles, will collaborate to develop high-performance, woven fabrics for the outdoor and sportswear industry. This collaboration will be tackling the growing problem of textile waste, which sees over 70% of clothing either landfilled or incinerated at end-of-life.
cycora® is the first solution developed by AMBERCYCLE, Inc., a Los Angeles-based materials science company whose mission is to end waste in the fashion industry. The Ambercycle™ ecosystem enables the consolidation, regeneration and reintegration of end-of-life textiles back into supply chains. Ambercycle technology powers this movement, regenerating textiles at a molecular level while matching the quality of what today comes from petroleum.
“We are constantly striving for new ways in which to reduce our environmental impact,” said Steve Laycock, Pertex Brand Director. “This partnership with Ambercycle offers new opportunities to achieve these goals. For example, our Pertex Revolve fabrics are mono-material, made entirely from recycled polyester. Currently this polyester is from PET bottles, but the partnership with Ambercycle carves a pathway for a new truly circular fabric made through textile-to-textile regeneration.”
“In the journey to develop a truly circular infrastructure in the fashion industry, we wanted to utilize cycora materials in advanced, technical products; while setting a precedent for intentional design,” said Shay Sethi, Ambercycle CEO. “The partnership with Pertex allows for circular materials to thrive in the toughest of environments; climbing, hiking, backpacking, and so much more. Pertex and cycora are naturally aligned to accelerate the pursuit of material harmony.”
More details of the collaboration will be released in the coming months.