Instead of emitting carbon dioxide into the air, this innovation collects the gas, activates and transforms it into sustainable polyester fabric that looks and feels like regular polyester.
The innovation in a nutshell
Converting greenhouse gas into sustainable polyester.
Let us explain
Do you know what you’re wearing? If you’re like most people, you’re probably wearing at least one thing made partly out of polyester. It’s one of the most common materials in today’s fashion industry. Conventional polyester is derived from petroleum in a process that emits huge amounts of greenhouse gases. Unfortunately, it’s a scientific fact that our planet can’t cope with the increasing levels of carbon dioxide. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to turn textile production into a part of the solution instead of the problem?
Great news: There is! For this innovation, the sky is full of resources. Instead of emitting carbon dioxide into the air, the gas is trapped, activated and transformed into sustainable polyester pellets. The result will be a sustainable polyester fabric that looks and feels like regular polyester. The more thread we will make, the better it will be for the planet. Talk about fashion for the future.
Team members: Benoit Illy, Tawfiq Nasr Allah and Ali Nasr Allah