Manufacturing textiles requires balancing environmental management, contributions to society, and economic performance. So at Lafayette, we optimize our use of resources, safeguarding them for future generations, by manufacturing fabrics made 100% from recycled PET bottles. This gives this plastic a second life, allowing us to take care of the environment and the planet.
For athletic wear, Lafayette Sports presents Green R. The manufacturing process for the Green R collection consumes 85% less energy and generates 77% fewer CO2 emissions. For sports shirts, we have the Ekos R, Ocean R, Hydrotech R and Montesimone R fabrics. For jackets, joggers and other sweat pants, we have Velero R and Marruecos R, and for sweatshirts, we have Fleece R. These are all intelligent textiles with characteristics such as sun protection, quick dry, and colorfast to perspiration, and technologies that will keep a garment’s colors brighter longer and prevent the reproduction of bacteria that cause odors.
Lafayette has developed base fabrics such as Bahía Recycled and California Recycled for Lafayette Fashion’s beachwear. A bikini made with Bahia Recycled reuses approximately eight 600-ml PET bottles, and a pair of pants or shorts made from California Recycled reuses approximately 15 PET bottles.
Lafayette Uni For Me transforms PET bottles into fabrics for functional garments that meet the unique needs of uniforms, allowing an additional set of companies to improve their sustainability.
Andes R and Gorgona Lycra are ideal fabrics for shirts and blouses. Iguazú Lycra R, Marruecos R and Velero R are perfect for making jackets, scrubs, sweats and vests. If you need fabrics for polo or t-shirts, we suggest Tikal R, and when you need sustainable alternatives for long-sleeved t-shirts, Hydrotech R or Montesimone R are both great choices.
Lafayette brings together its capacity to innovate, its textile know-how, and its state-of-the-art technology to produce sustainable fabrics that are good for the planet. We take care of people’s health and the environment.