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Atayne's Athletic Apparel is Made from Garbage and Waste

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Oct 20, 2009 • References: atayne and springwise
Atayne, a small performance apparel company founded by Jeremy Litchfield in Portland, Maine, makes all of its athletic clothing from garbage. (In our eco-conscious world, is that even surprising?)

Atayne’s sports apparel is made from recycled polyester, which comes from post-consumer plastic bottles, and recycled cotton. As sports clothes often get sweaty and smell, Atayne uses naturally-derived chitosan (a polysaccharide that can purify waste) to eliminate odor. According to Springwise, Atayne puts people and the planet first rather than focusing only on convenience and aesthetics.