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Axiom Cycling Gear to reduce plastic in oceans
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Jun '17
As millions celebrate World Oceans Day, calling attention to ocean conservation, British Columbia-based Axiom Cycling Gear is creating a wave of positive change with its Seymour Oceanweave line of cycling bags - the world’s first to be made from recycled fishing nets. Lost or abandoned fishing nets are estimated to make up 10 per cent of debris in oceans.

Every bag in the Seymour line uses a new lightweight and durable fabric called Oceanweave, which is made from reclaimed fishnet to help reduce the amount of harmful plastics in the world’s oceans.

Lost or abandoned fishing nets, also known as ghost nets, can continue to “fish” for years and are a major threat to marine wildlife, fish, and sensitive ecosystems.

To create Oceanweave fabric, fishing nets are collected from the ocean and broken down into their individual components before being regenerated into a polyester yarn that retains the same durability and performance as new material.

Axiom’s Seymour Oceanweave line is designed specifically for modern cyclists, who are increasingly aware of their own resource consumption and try to make environmentally conscious decisions. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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