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COOLMAX® EcoMade fiber made from 100% textile waste

Published on Mar 30, 2021
COOLMAX® EcoMade technology is now made from 100% recycled textile waste to help people stay cool while helping the planet.
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Introducing the launch of the COOLMAX® EcoMade fiber made from 100% textile waste. This new offering under the COOLMAX® EcoMade brand delivers both performance and sustainability attributes.

A new use for textile waste

“We are pleased to announce this new product as textile waste represents a substantial sustainability challenge, as the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is sent to landfills or incinerated every second,” said Julien Born, chief commercial officer, The LYCRA Company. “This offering exemplifies the approach we have to develop products and technologies that support a more sustainable future for our vast global customer base.”


How it works

A unique depolymerization and refining process converts textile waste scraps from garment manufacturers into fibers with properties comparable to virgin polyester.


Add value to collections

The industry’s preeminent cooling performance solutions have been made with recycled raw materials such as recycled PET plastic bottles for many years. The LYCRA Company will continue to offer existing COOLMAX® EcoMade products along with those made from textile waste.

Visit our COOLMAX® EcoMade technology page to learn more about this innovative product.


COOLMAX® is a trademark of The LYCRA Company.


  • The LYCRA Company

    Huw Williams

    Apparel Product Director, Specialty Polyester - Switzerland