SeaMorgens currently use two different fabrics. A recycled polyester and a recycled nylon, which we are proud to say are safe and respectful of the environment thanks to the manufacturers policies aimed at safeguarding the planet. Water recovery, fumes treatment, independent production of energy, everything complies with a sustainable vision.
Our plain fabric is made from a regenerated nylon yarn from pre and post consumer products (ghost fishing nets, carpets fluff, tulle …) which, once they have arrived at the end of their useful life, instead of being sent to the landfill, are recovered and regenerated through complex physical-chemical decomposition processes. The fishing nets are even brought from the ocean itself.
Our printed fabric is a sustainable polyester made of a 100% regenerated yarn from PET bottles. For every kg of yarn used to produce 4 meters of sustainable fabric 48 bottles are recycled; thus, every kg of yarn from PET bottles used, prevents 1,75 kg of CO2 to be released into the atmosphere. This process of converting PET into recycled polyester requires much less energy than in the case of normal polyester, it takes 33-53% less energy.
Another benefit is that the garments created from recycled polyester can be recycled again and again with no degradation of quality, allowing us to minimize wastage. This means garment manufacture could potentially become a closed loop system, polyester could forever be reused and recycled.
SeaMorgens do not used plastic packaging, labels, hygiene stickers, zips, buttons or anything else plastic for that matter. This includes when in transfer to and from production. We would like to make it our mission to create clothing without fastenings or anything that could not potentially be recycled again.
We also collect all fabric cuttings and currently have several projects on the go for uses of this fabric... Watch this space.