MATERIALS & TRACEABILITY
MAKING OUR FUTURE SUSTAINABLE
Learn about the materials that contribute to our mission.
Recycled polyester (rPET) is a material obtained from the recycling of used plastic bottles. From this process, new polymers are obtained, which are transformed into textile fiber, which, in turn, can be recycled again to give life to other plastic objects. Recycled polyester is a great example of a circular economy.
We have helped to recover
since we launched the recycled polyester collection.
Why choose recycled polyester
The plastic is collected avoiding it from spreading around the oceans
Non-renewable energy sources are conserved (e.g., oil)
It uses 45% less energy than virgin polyester, with the same quality*
The extraction of crude oil and natural gases is reduced from the earth to make more plastic
The cotton is grown with low environmental impact methods, without the use of pesticides, toxic chemical fertilizers, and from controlled and certified organic crops.
The amount of organic cotton used since we
introduced our organic collection:
Why choose Organic Cotton
It does not have GMOs (genetically modified organisms)
It does not cause allergies or irritation
It is of higher quality than traditional cotton
Helps retain CO2 in the soil by mitigating climate change
It uses less energy and water than traditional cotton
It does not contain pesticides and chemical fertilizers, preserving the fertility of the soil
Improves the working and health conditions of farmers
It encourages farmers to abandon traditional cotton for its added value
It is irrigated with rainwater, without wasting water for the villages
Reduces chemical contamination of groundwater
Source: Textile Exchange
Organic cotton vs. traditional cotton
Polylana® is an innovative fiber with a reduced environmental impact that can be used as a sustainable alternative to acrylic. To improve performance in terms of sustainability, functionality and aesthetics, Polylana® can be mixed with other fibers. Furthermore, Polylana® can be dyed at low temperatures giving the product, once knitted, a unique delicacy and texture.
Polylana®, not just different but better.
The Polylana® patent offers brands and retailers a sustainable alternative. The same feel and characteristics as wool and acrylic but a significantly lower environmental impact. Consumers will benefit from the same quality and the same added value but with the awareness of making a sustainable choice.
Why choose Organic Cotton
Reduces water consumption.
Reduces environmental impact.
Reduces energy emission.
76% less energy
85% less water
76% less waste
19% less CO2
32% less fiber released
We have helped to save
2,879,626 liters of water
since we introduced our Polylana® beanies
Polylana® fiber is recognized by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc.) as a vegan alternative to wool.
The Polylana® fiber is tested according to the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX (class 5) for harmful substances, and the yarn is harmless to human health.
Polylana® fiber is certified by the AWARE ™ traceability system. This is a method that can authenticate recycled yarns in the final product to avoid greenwashing.
Recycled cotton is a regenerated cotton fiber obtained from production waste, such as the one you can find in our models (pre-consumer), or from fabrics that have reached the end of their life (post-consumer). The pieces of fabric are sorted by color, shredded into yarn, and then into raw fiber, which is transformed back into yarn.
The amount of recycled cotton used since it was
introduced to our collection:
Why choose Recycled Cotton
Allows recovering textile scraps preventing them from becoming waste
Reduces the use of chemicals, pesticides, and CO2 emissions
Uses 80% less water*
*Source: Textile Exchange
Dope Dyeing consists in adding the colored pigment directly to the molten plastic solution before the fiber is made. Unlike traditional processes in which yarns are produced and then dyed with dope dyeing, the pigments are trapped inside the plastic during the transformation process into a solid shape, becoming part of the new yarn. This approach allows for dyeing by heat transfer without immersion in water.
Why Choose Dope Dyeing
Optimizes the use of water reserves
Eliminates the risk of dye emission in the water
Reduces CO2 emissions
It uses less production energy
Permanently dyes the fibers avoiding future loss of color from wash to wash
Source: Textile Exchange
(Comparison of virgin polyester and dope dyed recycled polyester)
A CLEAR PASSPORT OF OUR PRODUCTS
Each Atlantis product has its own story, with a specific identity and a certain origin. Atlantis wishes to share this story with its consumers, providing them with full transparency for their own brand and awareness of their supply chain. A “traced” product is a “clear product”.
A UNIQUE STORY FOR EACH PRODUCT
Traceability guarantees the consumer a “clear passport” of the product.
By scanning the QR Code on the internal label, you will have direct access to all relevant information: order number, place of origin, destination, and importer.
The Atlantis tracking system provides all the information on the journey of our products along the supply chain, from their production to their arrival at the Atlantis warehouse. Its purpose is only to track the product: no personal information will be detected or recorded, or shared with other individuals or organizations.
Atlantis NFC traceability begins at the location where the cap is manufactured. As supply chains are prone to unavoidable delays, certain dates may be estimated.
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