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Recycled plastic fibre based T-shirts

Updated : 28-Oct-2020

Stakeholders

  • Designers (Textile and fashion designers)
  • Production professionals
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals

Mickey & Co Sustainable Vintage Collection

Mickey & Co. has launched a new line of sustainable t-shirts made from Unifi's recycled fibre, made from plastic bottles which were collected from the Walt Disney World Resort. Currently the throwback line is made up of nine street-wear inspired items for adults.

Organisation

The Walt Disney Company

Country

United States

Sustainability Benefits

  • Disney’s new retro collection is a circular economy initiative featuring 50% of post-consumer recycled plastic.

USP

  • The Mickey & Co. collection features Repreves Recycled Polyester which is one of the most traceable and certified fibers available in the world.
  • The Mickey & Co. collection features the classic characters from 80s and 90s, which lures the vintage Disney fans.

How does this work?

  • The plastic bottles thrown away at the Disney Resorts are collected.
  • It is then sent to the recycling center.
  • The collected waste enters a unique material conversion process where it is chopped, ground, melted and reformulated.
  • Recycled resin is fomed.
  • The chip is extruded and textured through Unifi's proprietary technology and made into fibres which could be woven into fabrics.
  • The cloths are branded and sold with Disney characters on them.

About the Company

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Media Networks; Parks, Experiences and Products; Studio Entertainment; and Direct-to-Consumer and International. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family.

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