Textiles manufacturer Camira, located in Yorkshire, collaborated with the SEAQUAL Initiative – which transforms plastic waste in the sea into fully functional fabrics.

The so-called Oceanic fabrics can help tackle the ever-growing pollution of our seas, and not only. A single meter of Oceanic fabric is made of 26 plastic bottles which were rescued from sea pollution.

The plastic utilized for this project is sourced mainly thanks to fishermen in the Mediterranean Sea, which sort out washed ashore plastic on beaches in Spain.

The plastic, once collected by fishermen is then washed, shredded, and then turned into polymer chips.

The chips are then melted and turned into a yarn. The yarn is finally texturized before Camira begins its weaving process turning the plastic into the finished product.