We never saw recycling as the final step, that’s why we are constantly in pursuit of the next leap in sustainability. Introducing PrimaLoft® Bio™, the first-ever biodegradable*, 100% recycled synthetic insulation and fabric. A revolutionary breakthrough that offers a previously unattainable level of performance and sustainability, drastically reducing the amount of micro plastics in our landfills and oceans. Another important milestone in the journey towards a more sustainable world.
In accelerated test conditions, PrimaLoft® Bio™ fibers reach near complete biodegradation* in under two years, while standard polyester remains almost completely intact. Independent testing has also shown that the soil left behind from the degradation process contains no plastic and remains perfectly suitable for plant growth.
PrimaLoft® Bio™ brings a new approach to sustainability without compromising our industry-leading performance and comfort throughout the life cycle of the garment. This innovation lies within the makeup of the fibers, which led to the creation of both the world’s first biodegradable*, 100% recycled, synthetic insulation and fabric. Curious as to how it works? See below.
PrimaLoft® Bio™ fibers break down at a highly-accelerated rate in landfills and oceans because we’ve optimized them to be more appetizing to the naturally-occurring microbes in the specific environments. These microbes allow synthetic insulation and fabric to return to natural elements: water, CO2, methane, biomass and humus – a common, natural component of potting soil.
We are very proud to welcome our newest partners to the PrimaLoft® Bio™ community. Many of these brands are long-standing partners with whom we are excited to collaborate in setting sustainability forward, throughout our industry.