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Shore-Tex™ by Solgaard

Solgaard is a participating company of NextWave Plastics, a voluntary initiative which claims to be ‘turning off the tap on plastic pollution by creating the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains’ The Shore-Tex™ range from Solgaard consists of six different items from suitcases to backpacks with fabric made entirely of ‘ocean-bound plastic’. These items use recovered plastic collected from beaches and riverways but making products from ocean plastic does nothing to prevent plastic ending up in nature in the first place.

Products made from ocean plastic help to perpetuate the myth that more consumption can “solve” problems created by consumption. These products also rely on the use of recycled plastic bottles which are better recycled in a closed-loop, that is back into bottles, than down-cycled into non-essential consumer products.

Ocean plastic

Made from downcycled bottles