Eco Tek 360, a fiber technology company and a division of Global Fiber Technologies, Inc., has found a way to develop a technology that completely remove fibers from fabrics that have reached the end of their life cycle.
The fibers are then extracted from a landfill-destined garment and used to create yarn and new fabric, and then sewn into fabric which is turned into new uniforms. Each time a uniform returns to a client, the process creates a circular economy and reduces carbon footprints.
“It takes between 500 to 700 gallons of water to grow one pound of cotton and Eco Tek 360 can help save billions of gallons each year through utilization of its patent- pending process,” says Chris Giordano, president and co-chairman of Global Fiber Technologies.
“We will take corporate uniforms at the end of their useful life that would otherwise head for disposal and re-purpose them back to the same company as sustainable, high quality uniforms for their employees,” says Giordano.
“Our primary raw material is sourced from uniforms being disposed of by our corporate clients, allowing us to be competitive on price,” says Paul Serbiak Global’s CEO.
In order to create this fabric, Eco Tek has a three step process:
- Recovery: Companies will collect old uniforms and send them to Eco Tek, earning a credit towards new uniform purchases.
- Rejuvenation: At the heart of Eco Tek’s philosophy lies rejuvenation. In order to remove old fiber from fabric, restore it and create new fabric, the company uses a patented procedure making the rejuvenated fiber soft, strong, and comfortable.
- Re-creation: A fabric made from the rejuvenated fiber is used to make new uniforms.
According to the company, “The entire process takes place in the USA, ensuring fair labor practices and extremely high quality standards.”
Eco Tek will offer customized designs in large and small batches with quick turnaround times.
Purchasing uniforms made with rejuvenated fibers not only saves energy and water, it also saves money. Which allows employees to feel good and have options for customizable styling and sizing.
Visit https://globalfibertechnologies.com/ecotek-360/ to learn how your company can go greener.