In an age of fast fashion, when both the production process and the final product have been contributing to environmental disaster, nothing pleases more than knowing that five Indian companies – Trash to Treasure, Alcis Sports, Ecokaari, Polycycle and RawCycle by RAW Pressery – are upcycling and recycling plastics into colourful fabrics.
The aforementioned companies will make the fabric of plastic waste by upcycling and recycling them into colourful fabrics and final products like clothes, bags, etc.
While Trash to Treasure is a start-up founded by Aditya Banger in 2021, which collects plastics from FMCG brands like PepsiCo and Bisleri to make fibres and fabrics.
Alcis Sports is India’s largest sportswear manufacturing and exporting brand that offers sustainable high-quality sportswear at affordable prices.
Ecokaari is another social enterprise founded in 2020 by Nandan Bhat. It upcycles plastic to produce handcrafted fabrics with the help of charkha and handloom, as all their work are done by hand and they create employment opportunity as well.
Polycycle is a recycling company that transforms about 5.5 mn PET bottles daily to make recycled polyester staple fibre.
RawCycle by RAW Pressery is a sustainable clothing initiative based out of Mumbai, which recycles juice bottles to make T-shirts called Raw cycle.