FABRIC & FOAM
Teosport’s Vision means your company and your customers can trust our products.
Our auditing process gives Teosport a unique opportunity. It lets us evaluate our environmental protection efforts in action. We analyse every product and process involved in production, and measure each of them against a recognised, high standard. We analyse and evaluate every fabric, foam and in-house process, such as our laminating techniques.
Underlining our dedication to these standards, Teosport submits its processes and products to Centrocot – Centro Tessile Cotoniero Insitute for auditing and certification. Materials and finished products undergo comprehensive testing and detailed analysis, to guarantee the ecological characteristics of our products, and ensures they do not contain any substance which could potentially damage public health. We are proud to have followed this process since 2003.
Teosport’s annual OEKO-TEX® certification provides further quality assurance. Textile production processes require fabrics to be treated with a range of chemical substances, including stabilisers, acids, salts, oxidants, flame retardants and dyes. Many treatments can include potentially harmful substances which can leave chemical residues on the fabric, such as arsenic, nickel, chromium, copper, cadmium, lead, mercury, formaldehyde and allergenic dyes. For that reason, every Teosport fabric, foam and product meets OEKO-TEX® certification criteria.
ECO-FRIENDLY RECYCLED BIODEGRADABLE FABRIC
Teosport Research and Development ensures that the high technical performance of its products is maintained, whenever it revisits and revises its product processes.
Teosport has been working, for many years, to combine maximum performance with minimal environmental impact. We have created a range of products made from recycled fishing nets recovered from the ocean, and a range of fabrics made from biodegradable yarns.
We need, and want, to respect nature and acknowledge that fossil fuel resources are finite.
UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and UN Environment programme (UNEP) research estimates approx. 8 million tonnes of waste ends up in the sea annually, including 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear, including discarded and lost fishing nets. Because of continued accumulation, and the durability and impact of these so-called ghost nets on marine ecosystems, we need to radically change our approach. One step is turning recovered fishing nets into yarn.
Teosport supports the Healthy Seas ocean clean-up initiative. This removes ghost nets from the marine environment for recycling and reuse. Recovered fishing nets are delivered to a manufacturer which which transforms them, via a sophisticated, complex recycling process, to virgin raw material. Combined with other waste materials, it becomes ECONYL® regenerated nylon yarn. ECONYL® has the same qualities as virgin nylon yet is made from 100% recycled materials, and can be recycled endlessly without losing material quality.
Since 2016 Teosport has partnered with Sportwear Argentona to develop Marnets, a new functional fabric made from this recycled material, which is suitable for technical sportswear. Marnets high quality eco-sustainable fabric has the same high performance as a fabric made with standard polyester.