We are working this summer with a textile lab and a polymer lab in North Carolina to perfect our novel fiber blend.
From the research and development we’ve conducted over the past two years, we are creating a method to transform Solo cups, which are not accepted for recycling in the U.S., into a textile-grade fabric.
Summer 2018: Founder Lauren Choi first had the idea to recycle plastic into wearable fabric
In returning to campus, Lauren decided to try red Solo cups as an input for the machine.
The Red Solo Cup pilot collection program launched on the Johns Hopkins Campus.
September 2020: We produced our first yards of textile-grade fabric.
Summer 2019: After raising grant funding, Lauren built a single screw extruder in her garage. The machine recycled plastic into a filament.
December 2019: Lauren wove the first sample of fabric made from recycled red Solo cup filament.
We started research with a polymer and textile lab in NC to optimize novel fiber blends.
we are designing a collection of clothing to be showcased at the St. Andrews Fashion Show.