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Shiratsuchi-dc’s new eco-friendly OYSTEX fabric blends pulverized oyster shells with recycled polyester (RPET) to create a soft and breathable fabric without limiting stretch or durability.
OYSTEX diverts two different materials from the waste stream, lessening the ecological impact of each OYSTEX offering.
From the water to your wardrobe
Oyster shells are recycled and then pulverized into a fine powder consisting of calcium carbonate.
The oyster shell powder is then combined with recycled plastic (RPET).
The crushed oyster shell and recycled plastic are molded into small pellets.
The pellets are then melted and strung into yarn, which is used to create our Oystex garments.