9.800 liters of water are saved per 1 kilo of AWARE™ recycled cotton vs. conventional cotton
1.000.000 plastic water bottles are prevented from flowing into the oceans per 10,000 kilos of AWARE™ recycled polyester
99,3% less water is used producing 1 kilo AWARE™ recycled polyester vs. virgin polyester
As a production supply chain of final products can be long, how to be sure that original sustainable materials have been used in the final product? Can it be guaranteed? There has been developed an honest, innovative technology to keep track of our sustainable materials throughout a supply chain. This four-step process offers secure traceability of sustainable materials and a true story from start to finish.
Sustainability means using better materials which have a lower impact on the environment. AWARE™ is only used in truly sustainable materials, straight from the source and guaranteed to the end by a unique verification and validation technology. By using genuine sustainable materials, we can save huge amounts of water, making a positive impact on the environment.
You can be sure that you buy a product from a conscious and responsible brand offering you full transparency about the sustainable materials they used for that product.
The AWARE™ hangtags are exclusive for products in which the AWARE™ tracer have been detected in the material and matched with the digital twin yarn registered on blockchain.
On this picture, you can see AWARE™ certified producers. We are very positive about the future. This honest traceability solution is something to be super enthusiastic about. It is a process that’s designed to fit in any existing supply chain.
Sustainable claim validation and impact reduction claims are decentralized by combining tracer- and blockchain technology and adding that onto sustainable fibers and yarn. With AWARE™ integrity technology embedded in authentic sustainable materials, textiles brands and retailers have the freedom and flexibility to produce products with their own compliant and nominated supply chain partners and proof sustainability claims to consumers. No greenwashing, but transparency and honesty. True story.
Identification of the yarn and securing of original data.
At the very first step of the AWARE™ process, special micro particles are added to the genuine sustainable materials. These tracer particles are a unique fingerprint. They make the final textiles both traceable and fraud-free. They will now hold the true story of this textile for its entire lifespan.
Enjoy freedom of your own compliant supply chain. No restrictions regarding production facilities.
The AWARE™ yarn and fabric are now able to be produced freely within any supply chain of choice. How? Because the fingerprint and relevant certifications that’s contained within the AWARE™ fabric are held securely in a special digital ‘passport’ (token). These tokens are registered in the decentralized blockchain. So, wherever the fabric goes and however it’s used, it will remain honest and true. Just like it was meant to be.
Any produced item is easy to scan with a special hand-held scanner.
It’s not only the textile itself that remains traceable and secure. Whatever garment or accessory can be scanned at any given moment too. A T-shirt, sweater, bag, you name it. Simply holding the special mobile scanner up to the item will reveal its true identity. Only a positive scan can confirm if the final product is made from original Aware™ sustainable materials. Scanner and tracer materials are exclusive and linked to each other.
Through the combination of nano and blockchain technology, the final products can be authenticated in a few seconds.
Finally, at the exact moment of scanning at the end of the supply chain, a product made using AWARE™ technology will reveal its true story. As the scan happens and the unique fingerprint is detected, it will be matched to the data related to the original sustainable raw material stored within the token in the blockchain. Identification is confirmed. Authentication is confirmed. Data is available. Thumbs-up are given. All original certifications are visible and connected to the final product. Tokens can be checked, and original data looked up in the AWARE™ user interface forever.
Above all else, AWARE™ brings a process that’s both simple and highly secure to the sustainable supply chain. No more doubt. No more grey areas. A true story from start to finish. We believe that only decentralized validation systems can bring real transparency. A tracer technology that’s detectable by portable devices that can be used in-field, and real open source blockchain instead of just a database, or instead of just a QR-code driven database.
TRUE STORY. Together we can work on the fabrics of tomorrow.
Recycled and organic cotton yarn embedded with AWARE™ is available from several nominated spinners around the world.
This technology made recycled cotton traceable, the first in the world. And that is important, as the growth rate of cotton fiber consumption and demand is continue increasing. We cannot grow enough conventional and sustainable cotton to meet this increasing demand. Recycled cotton has the biggest opportunity for scaling and environmental impact on the short and medium term.
Impact AWARE™ Recycled cotton shopper 145g
Tell a true story about sustainability and wear it with pride! Carry all your essentials in this functional recycled cotton tote bag. The tote bag features a 14cm gusset for extra storage and is embedded with AWARE™ tracer technology. With AWARE™, the use of genuine recycled fabric materials (70% rcotton/30% rpet) and water reduction impact claims are guaranteed. Save water and use genuine recycled fabrics. If you choose this item you save 860 litres of water. With the focus on water, 2% of proceeds of each Impact product sold will be donated to Water.org. Water savings are based on figures when compared to conventional fibre. This calculated indication is based on reliable LCA data as published by Textile Exchange in their Material Snapshots 2016.
Impact AWARE™ Recycled cotton drawstring backpack 145g
Tell a true story about sustainability and wear it with pride! This versatile 145g recycled cotton drawstring backpack is embedded with AWARE™ tracer technology. Wear it to the gym or just for everyday use. With AWARE™, the use of genuine recycled fabric materials (70% rcotton and 30% rpet) and water reduction impact claims are guaranteed. Save water and use genuine recycled fabrics. If you choose this item you save 562 litres of water.
Impact AWARE™ Brushed rcotton 6 panel contrast cap 280gr
Tell a true story about sustainability and wear it with pride! This 6 panel contrast cap with curved visor is made with brushed recycled 280gr cotton that is embedded with AWARE™ tracer technology. With AWARE™, the use of genuine recycled fabric materials and water reduction impact claims are guaranteed. Save water and use genuine recycled fabrics. If you choose this item you save 250 litres of water. The contrast cap has a dark grey binding and velcro closure.
Ukiyo Aware™ 280gr rcotton deluxe apron
The Ukiyo Aware™ 280gr rcotton deluxe apron is carefully designed to meet the needs of a modern, everyday kitchen without sacrificing beauty or fun. The one-size apron is designed to fit all body types and sizes. The adjustable straps gives you the right fit. The front pocket holds your necessary items. The apron is made with recycled cotton with AWARE™ tracer that validates the genuine use of recycled materials. Each apron saves 1394.4 litres of water.
Ukiyo Aware™ 180gr rcotton table cloth 250x140cm
Create the perfect dining space for special occasions with the Ukiyo Aware™ 180gr rcotton table cloth. The neutral design coordinates perfectly with your dining decor. Size 250x140cm. With Aware™ tracer that validates the genuine use of recycled materials. Each table cloth saves 5464.7 litres of water.
Recycled polyester and recycled nylon yarns embedded with AWARE™ are available from several nominated spinners around the world.
Wasted PET water bottles are turned into new polyester yarns and fabrics. Sustainable yarns and fabrics made from recycled polyester, which extracted from post-consumed plastic bottles instead of petroleum. Not only to reduce the petroleum consumption, but also to turn-off the plastic tap. Our effort to stop plastic waste from entering the ocean.
Swiss Peak AWARE™ RPET 15.6 inch work/gym backpack
This Swiss Peak Aware™ work/gym backpack is a hybrid backpack designed for the gym and office. It features separate compartments for your gym gear and smart organisation for all your work essentials such as a 15.6 inch laptop compartment. Go from the gym to the office and never look out of place. With AWARE™ tracer that validates the genuine use of recycled materials. Each bag saves 18.6 litres of water and has reused 31.1 0.5L PET bottles.
Swiss Peak AWARE™ RPET Voyager 15.6″ laptop bag
Make the daily commute a little bit easier and a lot more stylish with this laptop bag. The bag is made from durable 1680D recycled polyester with AWARE™ tracer and rich PU details, it incorporates multiple pockets for storage and organisation. This bag features a padded 15.6″laptop pocket and an additonal front zipper pocket to hold your other daily essentials. The exterior is made with 1680D recycled polyester, the lining is 150D recycled polyester. With AWARE™ tracer that validates the genuine use of recycled materials. Each bag saves 21.8 litres of water and has reused 36.66 0.5L PET bottles.
27″ Impact AWARE™ RPET 190T auto open stormproof umbrella
This Impact umbrella is made with 190T RPET pongee with AWARE™ tracer. With AWARE™, the use of genuine recycled fabric materials and water reduction impact claims are guaranteed, by using the AWARE disruptive physical tracer and blockchain technology. Save water and use genuine recycled fabrics. With the focus on water 2% of proceeds of each Impact product sold will be donated to Water.org. This large 27-inch auto open umbrella with unique two colour design will shield you from the rain no matter where you are. Metal frame, fibreglass ribs and PP handle. Stormproof. This umbrella canopy has saved 6,7 litres of water and is made of 11,3 PET bottles (500ml).
Impact AWARE™ basic RPET toiletry bag
No greenwashing, but telling a true story about sustainability! This Impact toiletry bag is made from 300D RPET with AWARE™ tracer. With AWARE™, the use of genuine recycled fabric materials and water reduction impact claims are guaranteed, by using the AWARE disruptive physical tracer and blockchain technology. Save water and use genuine recycled fabrics. With the focus on water 2% of proceeds of each Impact product sold will be donated to Water.org. This toiletry bag will easily fit all your daily essentials when on the go. The toiletry bag features a simplistic design. By using this toiletry bag you have reused 1.4 500ml PET bottles and saved 0.84 litres of water.
Impact AWARE™ RPET A5 portfolio
If you choose this item you save 4 litres of water and 7 plastic bottles have been reused. With the focus on water, 2% of proceeds of each sold Impact product will be donated to Water.org. Keep all your work essentials organised with the A5 AWARE™ RPET portfolio. Inside the portfolio you can find a matching notebook. The notebook contains 64 sheets/128 sheets cream coloured lined 80gm/s FSC recycled paper. Inside you will find 1 big sleeve pocket, a phone pocket, 2 card slots and pen loop. Interior and exterior 100% recycled polyester with AWARE™ tracer. PVC free.