EcoSimple, MII Next-gen Materials, Next-gen Wool, Recycled Wool, Recycled Material, Alternative Wool.
EcoSimple
Material Name: 

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Biomimicry: 

Wool

Main Input: 

Recycled material

Founded: 

2010

HQ: 

Brazil

TRL: 

5

Founder(s): 

Cláudio Rocha, Marisa Ferragutt

Website: 
About the Company

Claudio Rocha and Marisa Ferragutt founded EcoSimple in 2010, filling a gap in the market for an upscale recycled product. EcoSimple uses 100% recycled materials for creating fabrics for fashion, home, and decor. In 2016, they opened their showroom and brand store in São Paulo with updated collections for clients and customers.

Material

EcoSimple produces fabrics solely from renewable materials, primarily made up of worn out clothing, recycled PET plastic bottles, and industrial scraps. Their customizable technology allows for the material manufactured to meet the client’s needs. Applications for their fabrics range from home furnishing items, such as carpeting, curtains, and bedding to fashion products, footwear, and accessories. Fabric from EcoSimple has been used as seat covers in the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro and featured in exclusive designs worn during Fashion Week.

Technology

The process of creating EcoSimple’s material begins with separation of trimmings and discards by color. Because no dyes or chemicals are used in production, color sorting is important to create a consistent appearance. The scraps are shredded into fibers, making the variations of a single color disappear. This fiber is then mixed with the product of recycled PET bottles and spun into a stronger fiber. This stronger fiber then goes to looms in order to form a new material.

Applications

EcoSimple produces materials with applications in fashion and accessories, upholstery, and home goods.

Brand Partnerships

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EcoSimple - pillows and dog - MII next-gen material

Images: EcoSimple.

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