Coats launches new sustainable threads
Coats’ EcoRegen is made from a renewable fibre sourced from sustainably-managed forests.
Industrial thread producer Coats has developed a biodegradable thread which is being marketed as supporting customers’ sustainability agendas. ‘EcoRegen’ is said to be made from 100 per cent lyocell – a renewable fibre derived from wood pulp that is sourced from sustainably-managed forests. This regenerated fibre is reportedly eco-friendly, fully biodegradable and compostable as a result of its cellulosic origin and is suitable for a wide range of apparel applications.
The launch of EcoRegen is part of Coats’ ‘Eco Journey’ roadmap to produce innovative sustainable products which support the UK-headquartered company’s drive towards a circular economy. This journey began with ‘EcoVerde’ thread in 2018.
Two additional products will also be launched in the near future: ‘EcoCycle’ is a range of water-dissolvable threads that facilitates recycling and end-to-end circularity, and ‘Eco-B’ is a recycled polyester thread incorporating an additive which is said to reduce synthetic fibre accumulation in landfills and microfibre pollution in oceans.
Adrian Elliott, Coats’ president of apparel and footwear, commented: “Sustainable business practices are vitally important for responsible businesses, and we continuously strive to support our customers in achieving their sustainability goals.”
This article was originally published on page 44 of the June 2021 issue of SATRA Bulletin.