Gap To Use Ambercycle’s Cycora® In Athleta Products

San Francisco-based Gap Inc. has announced that beginning in 2026, it will use cycora® fiber at scale in its Athleta apparel. Cycora is a regenerated polyester produced by Ambercycle, Los Angeles. Ambercycle’s technology uses end-of-life textiles as feedstock for the molecular regeneration process to produce new fiber that is on par with virgin polyester with regards to quality.

“As a mission-driven, B Corp-certified brand, Athleta is committed to reducing our environmental footprint by using recycled materials like cycora, which not only aligns with our values but also meets our uncompromising quality standards,” said Athleta CEO Chris Blakeslee.

“As the demand for circular materials rises, we are delighted to collaborate with like-minded brands in the performance sector, such as Athleta. Together, we are not only creating high-quality garments but also driving forward the circular fashion movement,” said Shay Sethi, CEO of Ambercycle.

March/April 2024