Schoeller Textil AG

rEVOLUTION – the up to 100% recycled and recyclable rain jacket

Revolutionary and trendy are the terms which best describe the new rain jacket from the wear2wear™ concept, an innovative industrial partnership for high-quality and, at the same time, sustainable clothing. Leading expert partners in Europe cover the entire recycling loop. The result is a high-tech jacket made of 100 percent recycled polyester which can be fully recycled when it reaches the end of its service life. The jacket is being presented for the first time at the A+A fair in Düsseldorf, at the Schoeller Stand H 70 in Hall 3.

The innovative rain jacket bears the name rEVOLUTION. As the latest product arising from the sustainable wear2wear™ concept, it revolutionises the clothing market and represents high-quality, responsible clothing. Carl Weiske GmbH & Co. KG produces pellets from textile fibres harvested from used clothing from which, in turn, TWD Fibres GmbH (D) manufactures 100% recycled polyester yarns. Schoeller Textil AG from Switzerland is responsible for textile production and uses this yarn to manufacture sustainable, high-tech fabrics with maximum clothing comfort and certified according to EN 343 for rain protection. In this very lightweight, windproof and waterproof three-layer laminate, the breathable Sympatex membrane ensures a high level of climate comfort. As well as being PTFE and PFC-free, the “guaranteed green” Sympatex membrane is 100 percent recyclable and climate neutral. It is absolutely environmentally friendly and skin friendly and certified in accordance with the stringent Oeko-tex Standard 100 and bluesign® system.

Fully recyclable

The Russian garment-maker BTK uses it along with PVA yarn from the technology company Climatex AG (CH) to produce high-quality, modern rain jackets for women and men. In the colours Persian Jewel (ocean blue) and Dark Citron (light green), it captures the Zeitgeist and makes a convincing impact in every respect. To ensure that the raw materials loop is closed, these textiles can be completely recycled once again when they reach the end of their service life. The PVA yarn dissolves in boiling water so that components which are not made of 100 percent polyester (such as zippers) can be separated at the end of the

life cycle. As a result, no waste arises and new garments can be produced. In order to ensure traceability, the jackets are fitted with an RFID chip from the Belgian partner company Decontex. The jacket’s wearer can therefore obtain information on the jacket and determine where (e.g. TEXAID or Glaeser) the jacket can be sent for recycling at Märkische Faser. When the jackets are used by public authorities or in the workwear area, for example, in the postal or rail service, CWS-boco manages cleaning and logistics.

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