Discover our ecological alternative to our textile pins!

The different types of ecological attachments

The different types of ecological attachments

As indicated in our previous blog, where we delved deeper into the aspect of sustainability, we since recently offer you an ecological alternative to the classical textile attachments. About 80 billion garments are manufactured every year, of which 90% have a single-use plastic fastener. As a result, approximately 72 billion attachments are produced each year for the clothing industry. Very recently, we started offering a completely new line of staples, namely the Ecotach™. It has been specially developed to meet the needs of environmentally conscious retailers, brand owners and consumers who want to reduce their carbon footprint. Discover below the 3 different types of ecological pins from biodegradable and recycled materials.

EcoTach ™ BIO – Biodegradable textile pins

Did you know that it can take about 20 to 30 years for an ordinary polypropylene tagpin to break down? In addition, they also leave microplastics behind in our environment. The Ecotach™ BIO pins, on the other hand, are made from a proprietary mix and are designed to biodegrade in less than a year, leaving no microplastics or other substances behind. These attachments are the first of their kind and are currently the only ones worldwide that are 100% biodegradable.

EcoTach ™ BIO – Biodegradable textile pins

EcoTach ™ rPA – Recycled nylon attachments on clips

The rPA attachments, manufactured from recycled nylon, use at least 74% post-consumer waste from recycled carpets. Each box of rPA pins thus eliminates 5,5 m² of nylon carpet! Its gray color gives it its own unique, sustainable look and feel.

The bio and rPA pins are both attachments on clips but have a different focus. Depending on your strategy, or the vision of your customers, you will preference will tilt to one of both solutions.

  • EcoTach ™ BIO enables you to use a product that eliminates microplastics in the environment
  • EcoTach ™ rPA is aimed at those consumers who want to discard single use plastics

EcoTach ™ rPA – Recycled nylon attachments on clips

EcoTach ™ rPET – recycled plastic attachments

The rPET attachments contain at least 90% post-consumer waste from recycled plastic bottles. They are thus made from recycled PET or polyethylene terephthalate. For example, every roll of 834 rPET pins reduces the landfill load by more than 8 plastic bottles! These attachments can be recognized by the recycling symbol applied to the paddle. As a result, your client will immediately link your brand with sustainability, creating a positive image.

EcoTach ™ rPET – recycled plastic attachments

Ecological textile pins: nothing but benefits!

Significant environmental benefits are created by using these attachments, and you can contribute to that! Are you interested in ecological textile pins? Do not hesitate to contact us to help you make the best choice.

Source: Avery Dennison