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Huge quantities of coffee grounds are created by our daily coffee drinking. Coffee grounds can be used in many ways, like plant fertilizer and room deodorizers. S.Café technology applies used coffee grounds in the production of yarn.
S.Café is made from a combination of used coffee grounds and polyester. In a low-temperature, high-pressure and energy saving process, the coffee grounds are combined with the polyester yarn surface, changing the characteristics of the filament and adding properties like fast-drying, UV-protection and odour control.
Thanks to the coffee, the material offers up to 200% faster drying time compared to cotton, as the yarn continually moves moisture away from the skin to the outer surface of the fabric. In addition, the micro-pores in S. Café absorb odours and reflect UV rays. All of these features are inherent to the yarn and won’t wash out.
One of the yarns in the series, S.Café Ice-Café, is even able to lower the body temperature with 1 to 2 degrees Celsius, compared to other fabrics.