The Future of Textiles

The main source of textile waste is discarded clothing. These discarded articles of clothing on, average, contain 60% plastic. The US produces 16 Million Tons of textile waste annually. With 328.2 Million Americans  this averages to 97 Ibs. of waste produced by every single person annually. With birthrates increasing in the US this figure will only rise overtime by dramatic figures.

200M Tons of Plastic

Produced from manufacturing clothing.

400 Tons of CO2

Produced from manufacturing   clothing.

93B Cubic Meters of Water

Used to manufacture clothing.

1 Garage Truck Full

Of clothing is burned every second at a landfill.

Your Annual Closet Waste

We Need Change

The continuation of current textile manufacturing processing will increase it's pollution footprint. Clothing brands agree the current trend of the textile industry isn't sustainable and there needs to be a drastic change.

Our team of entrepreneurs and material scientists knew there had to be a better way to bridge performance and sustainability by using natural resources.

So We Sought to Make Materials By Starting At The Source

Our Approach

Is to utilize materials from plants as the primary material for manufacturing our performance fabrics. Instead of using plastics as a primary resource in manufacturing like current market trends - plants will serve as the permanent replacement for harmful plastics.

Plants take Carbon Dioxide (Co2) from the atmosphere during photosynthesis and use it as food and a resource for photosynthesis which later gets stored in their cell walls and roots.
Rather than releasing Co2 into the atmosphere we'll be using the very tools that store Co2 as our main material.

There are over 25 potential plant species that we could regenerate into performance textiles.

Sugarcane

Hemp Stalks and Hurds

Soybean Stalks

Orange Peels

Agave Bagasse

A call to action to farmers

Agricultural streams offer immense potential as a sustainable source of cellulose-rich plants to be regenerated into fibers. We are looking for native plants that are fast growing and low maintenance such as hemp to sequester carbon at a fast rate.

Alternatively, by processing certain plant residues we could help reduce food waste, lower emissions created from field burning, and give farmers additional revenue streams.

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Zero Plastic
Our textile technology allows us to transform specific types of cellulose rich plants into functional fabrics like never before. At Soarce, we have made a strong commitment to incorporate ZERO plastics in our final products without sacrificing on the performance features we all love in our workout gear.

Water Conservation 
Did you know to make 100 cotton t-shirts, you need 12 swimming pools of water? Just because they are natural doesn't mean it's sustainable. At Soarce, our fabric will be made of plant waste to reduce water consumption by over 85% or regenerative crops that use less water, resources, and don't damage the soil it was grown on.

CO2 Reduction 
It's time to stop greenwashing and have a concrete plan for the future. By using renewable resources such as fast growing plants and agricultural waste, we will offset the energy and emissions that would be used to melt down plastic while removing carbon during their growth cycles. We have an ambitious mission but we are dedicated to helping fight climate change at the source.

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Think Green

Everytime you think of purchasing a piece of clothing try to find out what resources were used to make the apparel. You may think twice about purchasing it once you see the components in it.

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