Yarns and fabrics made with CiCLO® (pronounced sēklō, translates to cycle) fibers reduce the persistence of plastic microfibers in our oceans and plastic accumulation in landfills.
35% of microplastics entering the ocean come via synthetic materials
44 million pounds of synthetic textiles arrive to U.S. landfills each day
*Sources: International Union for Conservation of Nature and United States Environmental Protection Agency
CiCLO® fibers have the performance characteristics of traditional plastic-based fibers but behave more like natural fibers if they end up in the environment. Third party laboratory studies using internationally recognized ASTM Test Methods show greatly accelerated rates of biodegradation compared to traditional synthetics in Anaerobic Landfill conditions (ASTM D5511), Sea Water (ASTM D6691) and wastewater treatment plant sludge (ASTM D5210).
Products made with polyester CiCLO® fibers show greatly enhanced rates of biodegradation versus traditional polyester fibers in the same timeframes.
Until textile recycling at mass is a reality and discarding is no longer customary disposal, textiles made with CiCLO® fibers will become a source of valuable biogas at landfills that utilize biogas for energy.
Compatible with recycled raw materials, we encourage the use of CiCLO® in combination with bottle flake for the ultimate sustainable yarn.
Chemistry used to make CiCLO® fiber is ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX certified.