Bionic Yarn uses discarded plastic waste, which would otherwise be left to pollute our oceans and cities, and turns them into fashion items using a unique manufacturing process. The end result is a sustainable material that is spun from recycled plastic bottles to form a durable and adaptable thread. The thread, which is 400% stronger after the process, is already being used to create luxe high performance “smart fabrics” that can be integrated into denim and shoe linings. In addition, up to 40% to 45% of the plastic content used by Bionic Yarn is recycled. "Why pioneer the first high-performance ecoyarn? To make the world a better place with a better product. To achieve sustainability without sacrificing quality. Thats the vision that spawned the innovation we call BIONIC But the thread we spin is ore than our yarn. Much more. It's a commitment to our planet and our future that ties us all together. That's what we work for. That's what we stand for" BIONIC YARN
FACING OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION
A massive amount of plastic trash ends up in our oceans every year. The ocean currents have formed five gigantic slow moving whirlpools where the plastic collects, nicknamed Vortex.
Recent studies indicate that at least 40 million pounds of plastic has accumulated and is floating in the north pacific ocean alone. The majority of the plastic debris remains in the Vortexes, however a significant percentage of it washes onto our coastlines daily.
After sunlight photo-degrades the plastic into small pieces, aquatic life and sea birds mistake these fragments for food and ingest it.
While its difficult to know exact figures, a 2012 report from WSPA indicates that between 57,000 and 135,000 whales are entangled by plastic marine debris every year in addition to the inestimable – but likely millions – of birds, turtles, fish and other species affected by plastic marine debris.
New studies show that ingested plastic damages the internal organs of fish. This raises the question about the safety of our seafood.