Sunaina Rana / Emirates Business
Joining the league of UAE’s commitment towards promoting sustainable products is an internationally renowned school uniform brand that brings innovative technology to develop sustainable fabric for uniforms.
In wake of the global climate concerns, encouraging eco-friendly products are a must. However, experts suggest they should be continuously improved regarding social and environmental variation and requirements.
David Luke has now invented a sustainable fabric made fully out of recycled plastic bottles. These innovative uniforms would be available across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha and Bahrain from April 2016 in all Zaks uniform stores.
Zaid Ali, Business development and Operations Director, Zaks told Emirates Business, “Committed to durability and ease of care, the superior quality fabrics of the Eco-Uniforms last longer and reflect optimum style and comfort for regular use. These uniforms make a difference and contribute to an ethical future – where materials are sourced more fairly and responsibly. Since the launch of eco-uniforms in 2012, David Luke has saved a total of 8.84 million two-litre plastic bottles from going to landfill in the UK alone.”
Over the past few years the region has seen enormous growth in promoting eco-friendly products, from organic food to sustainable packaging supply to green properties etc.
David Luke creates the sustainable, next-generation fabric with collection of plastic bottles from recycling centres that are brought to the re-processing factory and sorted – based on type and colour.
The bottles used are then compacted into bales before being stripped of their labels and washed for shredding. Posts shredding the bottles are then shaped into identical strands for the further process.
“We believe that David Luke’s eco-uniforms contribute to the UAE’s drive towards a greener and sustainable future.
“With environmental consciousness gaining high priority, parents, schools and teachers have increasingly embraced the revolutionary technology that works on the simple philosophy of ‘making things better and improving lives in some way for everyone,” he elaborated on the products success expectations from the region.
Ali concluded by saying, “We believe this is the right time to demonstrate to the upcoming generation how waste products can
be used to generate functional
commodities for everyday living through the process of recycling.”