The new yarn range Renycle, reduces CO2 emissions by almost 90% and generates energy savings of more than 87% and water savings of 90%. To develop and produce technical sportswear combining high performance and sustainability, RadiciGroup, Gandino/Italy, and Macron SpA, Valsamoggia/Italy, an international brand leader in the sportswear industry, have decided to pool their competencies.
One result of their collaboration is a type of sports socks made of Renycle, a yarn manufactured by Radici from recycled PA 6, a high-value material with very good resistance, dyeing characteristics, softness and versatility. Production scraps are recovered, recycled and reconverted into polymers, and eventually spun into yarn featuring technical characteristics comparable to the yarn made of fossil-source materials, but with better environmental performance.
The project “Macron 4 the Planet” involves the construction of a new completely eco-sustainable headquarter, the production of sport jerseys made from 100% recycled polyester from PET bottles and the use of packaging, 100% made from certified recyclate.
RadiciGroup has adopted a circular economy business model and directs all its efforts to optimizing raw material, energy and resource usage, perfecting processes, eliminating scraps and promoting designed-in end-of-life recycling of the materials it produces.