What We Reclaim
Reclaimed Materials: The Time is Now
Ideally, you have a resource that acts similar to a fabric that we’ll use to create the main portions of your goods. Cloth, nylon and canvas fabrics, vinyl banners and billboards, thin rubber from inner tubes and recycled sheeting, production scrap, linings, apparel, burlap, neoprene, tents, tarps, pads, you get the idea. You can also up-cycle resources that serve as padding, hardware, structural and brand elements, or entire portions of your company’s product can be integrated through our design process.
Beyond functionality, performance and tangible quality, what we reclaim is a matter of resource value. This is where BolderPath digs deeper than anyone. Sustainable resource value is a complex and subjective characteristic. Sometimes the connection between waste material and second-life use is obvious and the methods of successfully delivering that product are attainable. Other times the idea is ahead of current technology, or not feasible for any number of ecologic, financial or social reasons.
There are times to compromise materials, product features or transportation impacts to achieve a durable product manufactured sustainably at a reasonable price. If someone’s quality of life or our environment is at risk or being degraded, then ninety percent good just doesn’t cut it.
The Future of Reclaimed Textile Technologies
We’re exploring methods to reclaim harder materials and we love the challenge. Marketing signage is a big opportunity for us, all we have to do is figure out what to make out of all the coroplast, foamcore and alligator board signs that so many meetings and events consume.
If you have an odd resource or an outside-the-box idea, let’s get creative. We’re investigating several opportunities to recycle and reclaim more usable resources directly from first life goods that have reached the end of their life. We will be participating with other manufacture brands to service their consumer take back programs. We’re working with recyclers in a few industries to develop new methods for manufacturing more raw materials in the U.S. What will become of plastics and rubber, construction waste, vinyl… time will tell.