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Published on Monday, 17 October 2016

‘Plant-based polyester’ clothing stirs interest in Taiwan

Written by John Mowbray

TAIPEI – Taiwanese polyester textile manufacturer Far Eastern New Century (FENC) is exhibiting a “world first 100 per cent bio-polyester shirt” – produced from plant-based waste materials – at the ongoing Taipei Innovative Textile Application show (TITAS) 2016. The company has also received a prestigious ‘Sustainability Award’ from adidas for its close collaboration on Ocean Plastic Recycled Project, where it is helping to recycle oceanic plastics by turning them into recycled polyester yarns. Tommy Lee reports from Taiwan.


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