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Säntis expands trademarks for RCO100

Cementing the technology’s standing in the USA and Singapore.

7th March 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Singapore-headquartered Säntis Textiles has filed to expand its registered trademark in a bid to encourage behavioural change through the supply chain and protect the advancements it has made in the textile industry in recent years.

The Swiss-owned company behind the unique RCO100 technology has applied for trademarking of its product in the USA and Singapore markets. Already registered in Europe, the company has taken the step to cement RCO100 technology’s standing in the industry.

With this protection, Säntis Textiles is developing long-term resilience in the marketplace and supporting the education of consumers with regards to the benefits of a circular textile economy and what can be achieved with recycled technologies, specifically RCO100.

With an increased interest from brands wanting to adopt more circular approaches, Säntis Textiles is keen to support ongoing steps towards enhancing the longevity of the industry.

RCO100 technology works by taking pre-consumer industrial waste and post-consumer cotton garment waste to produce 100% recycled cotton yarns without the use of chemical processes. In 2021, through its ongoing partnership with companies such as PVH Corp and Lacoste. Säntis Textiles recycled 100,000 tons of cotton, helping to reduce overall waste in the textiles industry.

“The motivation behind RCO100 has always been to provide innovative and high-quality solutions for garment fabrics with a focus on sustainability,” said Annabelle Hutter, creative director at Säntis. “Using our engineering technology, which can be scaled up, our company is on a journey to find solutions for textile problems. Expanding our trademark allows us to continue to deliver such quality, setting a standard in the industry and ensuring that we continue to actively improve the circular economy one metre at a time.”

Since its conception in 2016, RCO100 technology has been implemented by global brands to produce 100% recycled cotton wovens, nonwovens and knits, providing more circular design solutions for the modern designer.

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