Bionic: A Rapper-Approved Fiber Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

by , 03/11/11   filed under: Fabrictionary, Featured

Timberland, Earthkeepers, Bionic Yarn, Pharrell, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, fabrictionary, eco-friendly textiles, sustainable textiles

Photos from Timberland’s Bionic Canvas collection

BIONIC YARN \bī-ˈä-nik ˈyärn\

n 1 a: A highly durable fiber composed of organic cotton wrapped around a core of recycled PET, a plastic commonly used for the production of soda bottles. b: Return Textiles Corporation—rapper Pharrell Williams is a key investor—produces spools of Bionic Yarn, which can be woven into a tough, water-repellant material that looks like traditional cotton canvas but dries quicker and is twice as abrasion-resistant. c: The fiber is being commercialized by clothing and footwear companies such as Moncler, TopShop, and Timberland.

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