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How Recycled Plastic Turns Into Fashion

Italian fashion startup CDC Studio uses recycled polyethylene for their line of clothing

CDC Studio is a startup based in Tuscany that operates in the fashion industry. Founded by entrepreneur Cristina Di Carlo, it is a virtuous case of using eco-sustainable materials in the fashion industry, employing recycled materials for its products. It has recently started collaborating with Aliplast, a company part of the Hera Group, which deals with the collection, recovery, and regeneration of plastic materials.

"My experiments with recovered materials began in 2010. Over the past ten years, I have refined my skills as a designer and the craftsmanship required to work with innovative materials such as plastics. The meeting with Aliplast was the turning point. For the first time, I found a partner able to provide me with adequate products both from the point of view of aesthetic quality and resistance, without forgetting sustainability," explained Cristina di Carlo.

Aliplast supplies recycled polyethylene film, a resistant and durable material, which CDC Studio then treats to use in fashion tailoring. It can be recovered and recycled after the clothing is discarded. Its use allows a reduction of CO2 emissions by 50%, compared to virgin plastic. The film used by CDC Studio patented and called "COéO" can be used for bags, shoes, jackets, and shrugs; or sold to other companies as raw material.

"The use of our products for the production of garments represents for us the entry into an unprecedented sector - says Carlo Andriolo, CEO of Aliplast - which offers interesting margins for development, as there is growing attention to the use of sustainable materials."

This is not the first time Soluzioni Plastiche covers news in the sustainable fashion sector. You can check out our blog post “Jackets and bags made with upcycled plastic shopping bags”.

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