Homogeneous components

One of the essential considerations of cradle-to-cradle design is the necessity to utilise homogeneous fabrics and components, in order to facilitate reuse and recycling without downgrading the materials and products.

Many of the designers exploring this way of working highlight the challenges as sourcing suitable fabrics and components, such as zips, buttons and sewing threads.

Puma's recyclable Track Jacket as part of the InCycle collection, is 98% made of recycled polyester, with the zip also made of recyclable polyester to enable the cradle-to-cradle recycling process, which sees the components of the jacket turned back into polyester granulate in order to serve as a secondary raw material for other products made of recycled polyester.