Every day, 2.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide - but what happens to all those coffee grounds afterwards? To maximize our resources and give waste a second life, the label Ecoalf, Madrid/Spain, has now developed a new, unique yarn made from coffee grounds.
To produce the so-called S.Café yarn, the coffee grounds are first dried and de-oiled. Then the coffee grounds are converted into pellets and incorporated into man-made fiber filaments under high pressure.
In the new Fall/Winter 2022 collection, this innovative S.Café yarn is used in the two 3-in-1 functional jackets Mandu and Katman of Ecoalf. Their outer material consists of 20 cups of coffee and approx. 23 recycled plastic bottles. Thanks to the recycled materials used, each jacket reduces CO2
emissions by around 62%.
Both jacket models are water-repellent, breathable, offer natural protection against UV rays, bind unpleasant odors and dry quickly. This makes them particularly suitable for outdoor activities such as skiing or hiking.
Ecoalf was established in 2009 to create a truly sustainable fashion brand. In 2015, through the Ecoalf Foundation, Ecoalf started Upcycling the Oceans, helping to remove marine debris from the bottom of the oceans. Thanks to the collective effort of more than 3,500 fishermen more than 1,000 tons of waste have been recovered. With the aim to stop using natural resources in a careless way Ecoalf wants to create a new generation of recycled products with the same quality and design as the best non-recycled.