- story by MaterialDistrict
Amphibio has developed a recyclable alternative to traditional waterproof breathable textiles in the outdoor and sportswear industry. This is accomplished via their unique manufacturing process and superhydrophobic yarn, which was inspired by water and oil repellent nano-structures found in nature. Their textiles are made from one source material and do not need any chemical treatments, mitigating two of the biggest barriers of sustainable textile production today.
When scaled globally, Amphitex is estimated to mitigate 3M tons of CO2-eq during production and contribute to the global effort to reduce the +15 million tons of CO2-eq from single-use clothing. Amphitex’s recyclability is estimated to reduce carbon emissions of WBT production by 10-15%, and a further 14-19% CO2-eq reduction in membrane production compared to PTFE versions.