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Kampos' Recycled Polymer Fabric Based Swimwear Collection

Updated : 09-Sep-20

Kampos

Kampos has launched a socially-responsible, environmentally friendly line of luxury clothing which is made of recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets that celebrates the history and beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. All products are made of recycled plastic bottles, abandoned “ghost” fishing nets, or other recycled nylon and/or organic fabrics. Every product and accessory detail has been designed to be sustainable. The products are recyclable after use.

Company Name

Kampos

Headquarters

Italy

Product Launched in

May-2020

Sustainability Benefits

  • All products are made of recycled plastic bottles and nylon from the plastic waste that otherwise end up in the ocean.
  • No plastic is used in packing.

USP

  • Performance of Newlife and Econyl is the same as the original raw material.
  • Both the recycled polymer fibers can be used interior decoration purposes and other applications.
     

End user sector

  • Garment and Apparel Manufacturers
  • Eco-Fabric Design Studios
  • Sustainable Textile Production Facilities
  • Swimwear Manufacturers
  • Sustainable Fashion Consumers

How does this work?

The men's and women's swimwear collection uses Newlife and Econyl Fabrics respectively.

Newlife

Newlife™ it’s a unique, complete and certified system of recycled polyester filament yarns coming 100% from postconsumer bottles made by the Sinterama Group.

  • Empty PET bottles are collected and taken to the recycling process.
  • PET bottles are separated by type and color. After quality control they are compressed into bails and stock before processing.
  • Bottles are washed and mechanically ground, then converted into flakes to be transformed into the new polymer ready for the spinning stage. The polimer is extruted, spun into Newlife™ yarn, which becomes the base for the textile we use.

Kampos uses the fabric to designs its signature mean's swimwear collection. Each product is 100% sustainable and can be recycled again, infinitely.

Econyl

Econyl is proprietary of Aquafil and is obtained through the recycling and purification process of plastic waste collected from oceans, fishing nets, and textile fibre waste.

  • The process starts with rescuing waste, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring, and industrial plastic from oceans and landfills all over the world.
  • Through a specific regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled back to its original purity ensuring the that product performance are exactly as virgin nylon.
  • Econyl regenerated nylon is processed into yarn, which is used as a base for Kanpos' women's swimwear collection.

About the Company

The Kampos team is comprised of friends who have a deep affection for the Mediterranean Sea and its associated lifestyle. The team came together inspired by a desire to maintain the pristine image of the Mediterranean and a common goal to preserve its cleanliness, sustain the marine that brings it to life and ensure its vibrancy for generations to come. A bevy of high fashion clothing and accessories made from recycled materials like plastic bottles and abandoned or “ghost” fishing nets, as well as other 100% organic fabrics, many of which are threatening the future of those who live in countries surrounding the Mediterranean and the marine life that live within it.

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