INNOVATOR PROFILE

RECYCLED PLUMTECH®
BY SAVE THE DUCK

COMPANY INFORMATION

Founded: 2012

Headquarters: Milan, Italy

Website: https://savetheduckusa.com/

Phase: Production

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COMPANY HISTORY

Nicolas Bargi launched the Save The Duck brand in 2012 to offer products respectful of animals and the environment. The company created the feather-free filling PLUMTECH® in 2014 and has continued to innovate in this space. Their RECYCLED PLUMTECH®, made from recycled plastic bottles, was launched in 2018. Save the Duck obtained a B Corp certification in 2019.

MATERIAL

RECYCLED PLUMTECH® is a down alternative padding made from recycled PET plastic bottles. 

TECHNOLOGY

Production process: Mechanical/Chemical

Used PET plastic bottles are processed into very thin polyester filaments to imitate the structure of traditional down padding.

SUSTAINABILITY

Using recycled plastic to create this down alternative insulation is better for the environment than using virgin petroleum materials. A life cycle analysis of RECYCLED PLUMTECH® is required in order to fully assess its sustainability compared to down from geese and/or other birds. 

SENSORY/TACTILE

According to company materials, RECYCLED PLUMTECH® filling is dense but lightweight and is comparable to feather down as insulation. In addition, it retains its insulating properties when wet and dries quickly. 

SOURCING

Save the Duck details their relationships with suppliers on their website: Responsible Supply Chain - Save The Duck

CURRENT APPLICATIONS

OUTERWEAR FOR MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN

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