"naNea" by OceanSafe – die Zukunft synthetischer Stoffe - NIKIN EU

"naNea" by OceanSafe – the future of synthetic materials

One of the challenges in environmental protection is the question of the origin of materials in the clothing industry and what happens to the fibers used when clothing items are disposed of. Innovative approaches help to relieve the burden on the planet - this also includes "naNea" by OceanSafe.

The synthetic textile material naNea was developed by OceanSafe . OceanSafe is all about revolutionary synthetic yarns and fibers. In terms of wearing comfort, the materials offered can keep up with the currently popular natural and synthetic fibers. However, they are made from degradable polyester and are therefore a recyclable material.

The basis for the collection is a co-polymer that, according to Cradle to Cradle®, has achieved platinum material health for the biological cycle. The result is a robust material that can be industrially composted or chemically recycled at the end of its life cycle. Another advantage of the recyclable material is the complete absence of other toxins.

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Benefits for manufacturers and consumers

Sustainability has to be worth it – for both sides. Sustainable fashion consumers already appreciate products made from textiles like naNea. The garments are skin-friendly and breathable.

At the same time, OceanSafe obliges its cooperation partners to offer a take-back offer: If you do not want to upcycle worn-out items, you can return them to the cycle using the instructions in the QR code on the label. For manufacturers like us, this means an exciting collaboration that corresponds exactly to our vision.

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Wide range of possible applications

The robust, comfortable yarns from naNea are ideal for producing sustainable clothing, but according to OceanSafe they can also be used for other purposes, such as furniture covers. The partner manufacturers choose what they need from the so-called “textile construction kit”.

This contains materials and components based on naNea and other materials that are Cradle to Cradle® Certified Gold for the biological cycle.

Available are:

  • Fibers and yarns
  • Finished fabrics
  • Sustainable chemicals and colors
  • Accessories and trimmings
  • Packaging

With the products currently on offer, eighty percent of the materials used in the fashion industry, for example, could be replaced.

The companies that already use naNea include well-known brands such as Otto, Stotz, Manufactum, Dorbena, Almedahls, Pfister and Sonnhaus.

Image: Good for us - good for the environment. 

Sustainable synthetics for everyday life

It's not just synthetic fibers that are a problem for environmentalists. The natural fiber cotton, with its enormous water requirements, also puts a strain on the planet. naNea offers an alternative to producing the highest quality eco fashion, the potential of which the fashion industry is only just getting to know.

We would also like to make the innovative ecological material accessible to you and, with the TreeShirt Circular, we now have a completely circular product in our range for the first time. The Circular Collection contains the TreeShirt in a unisex and women's version, both of which are completely degradable. In addition, we take back the worn TreeShirts so that they can be industrially composted.

Image: "I am 100% circular!" - our TreeShirt Circular. 

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