Shaping the Future with Renewable Carbon Technologies

09 Nov 2022
Fashion & Textiles
The sportswear industry relies heavily on synthetic materials to obtain the demands on performance of their products. As synthetic materials are predominantly made out of fossil fuels, we do need a transition towards renewable carbon.
This presentation will point out how the concept of renewable carbon can be implemented into high class consumer products. The actual quality of recyclates is sometimes inferior compared to virgin material counterparts, which will challenge a design for durability and circularity. The durability as one of the most important criteria of the eco-design principles is often difficult to achieve. Different technologies will be addressed and the challenges in practice will be presented. 
Since there is no silver bullet technology, we do need several solutions to defossilise the industry.
René Bethmann, Senior Innovation Manager - VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG