From Fishnet to Fabric: Canadian Company Aims to Reduce Ocean Plastics with New Line of Cycling Bags
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia, April 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — British Columbia-based Axiom Cycling Gear is creating a wave of positive change this Earth Day with its Seymour Oceanweave line of cycling bags – the world’s first to be made from recycled fishing nets.
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Every bag in the Seymour line uses a new lightweight and durable fabric called Oceanweave, which is made from reclaimed fishnet to help reduce the amount of harmful plastics in the world’s oceans.
Lost or abandoned fishing nets are estimated to make up 10% of debris in our oceans. Also known as ghost nets, they can continue to “fish” for years and are a major threat to marine wildlife, fish, and sensitive ecosystems.
To create Oceanweave fabric, fishing nets are collected from the ocean and broken down into their individual components as all heavy metals, harsh dyes and VOCs are removed. The result is a 100% regenerated polyester yarn that retains the same durability and performance as new material.
Axiom’s Seymour Oceanweave line includes cycling panniers, trunk bags, handlebar bags, and seat bags in a variety of sizes. Each bag is designed specifically for modern cyclists, who are increasingly aware of their own resource consumption and try to make environmentally conscious decisions.
At Axiom, we are committed to sustainability and take pride in sourcing environmentally sound materials. We hope that this product will inspire others to become a part of the solution.
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About Axiom Cycling Gear
Inspired by the modern cyclist, we design solution-based products for the future of cycling. Our commitment to sustainability is a philosophy that guides everything we do. Axiom means intuitive products, thoughtfully selected materials, and innovative designs that are easy to install and use.
Learn more at www.axiomgear.com. Axiom is distributed in Canada by Live to Play Sports.
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