Leave no trace with recyclable, water-soluble and marine-safe garment packaging made from Hydropol
The apparel industry uses over 5 million tons of plastic for garment protection bags each year. Traditionally these protective bags are produced with low-density polyethylene which is hydrophobic and harmful to the environment.
All single-use plastic garment packaging can be replaced with ‘leave no trace’ versions made from Hydropol using Aquapak’s patent-protected technology which is environmentally safe plastic that is recyclable, biodegradable, water-soluble and marine-safe.
Aquapak was asked to work with Finisterre and its packaging suppliers to develop clothing packaging that leaves no trace. We eliminated the use of traditional polymer, single-use bags in favour of bags that disappear safely, are non-toxic and marine-safe.
Finisterre designs functional and sustainable products for those that share a love of the sea. Born over a decade ago from the needs of hardy British surfers, they aim to build the best and most sustainable products possible. Finisterre’s range includes wetsuits, clothing and accessories.
“To see the completion of this project and the last 10 months’ work, is one of the most exciting moments in my career to date. To be able to launch something so ground breaking and literally world changing is an honour, and to be partnered with Aquapak, leading the way for the next generations is unbelievably exciting.” Niamh O’Laoighre, Finisterre Product Development Manager