RE-Generated Coffee Knits
This technology, with a low-temperature, high-pressure and
energy saving process, combines coffee grounds onto
the yarn surface, changing the characteristics of the filament,
and offers up to 200% faster drying time compared to cotton.
Coffee grounds eliminate odors, and can be combined with polyester
from recycled plastic bottles to make fabric.
It also dries fast.
Additionally, coffee can protect pigments and fibers
from ultraviolet rays, and it is great for waterproofing.
The coffee-laced fabric provides an alternative to cotton, a water-intensive crop.
A single shirt of cotton requires 2,700 liters of water.
Coffee grounds are free, and recycled plastic bottles have smaller
carbon footprints than their non-recycled counterparts.
One T-shirt can be made with three cups of coffee grounds and five recycled plastic bottles.