With the attention to environmental issues, sustainable and environmentally friendly designs are becoming more and more recognized by people. Mr. Wang Chen, a well-known fashion designer from China, whose English name is OwenWong, perfectly interprets this beneficial concept for the future through his COFFEE owenwong fashion collection.
Mr.Wang (Owenwong), graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2003 with a master’s degree in textile and fashion design. During his major in textile research and fashion design, he participated in research and discovered that coffee grounds after being calcined above 1000 degrees can be made into crystals that can be ground into 100-300 nanometer powder. Then add the powder to polyester fibers, and a functional polyester staple fiber – coffee carbon fiber can be produced.Let’s first get to know this amazing environmentally friendly fiber.
Coffee carbon fiber, its main functions are antibacterial and deodorizing, emitting negative ions and anti-ultraviolet rays, heat storage and heat preservation, low-carbon and environmental protection functions and characteristics.
The fiber itself is gray and can be processed without dyeing. The worn garments only need to be washed with water, and the fabric function can be restored without the addition of chemical detergents, which greatly saves energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon emissions are 48% less than bamboo carbon and 85% less than coconut carbon.
When irradiated with a 150-watt light for about 1 minute, the coffee carbon fabric is about 5-10 degrees higher than ordinary fabrics. Coffee carbon fiber has a higher temperature rise than ordinary PET fiber under light irradiation. Wearing coffee carbon clothing can enjoy the natural and warm comfort brought by coffee.
Antibacterial and deodorizing
Water and nutrients are the hotbeds of bacteria. The speed of bacteria reproduction depends on how much temperature, water and nutrients the environment can provide. The porous adsorption effect of coffee carbon can effectively control the water on the body surface. The deodorization test was carried out with 40PPM ammonia gas. The odor rate can reach 80-90%. This kind of deodorization is a kind of natural physical adsorption, which is harmless to the human body, environmentally friendly and healthy; the effect of coffee carbon on odor control is more than three times that of cotton, and it can avoid the embarrassment caused by body odor when people gather at any time.
Emit negative ions
The functional fabric coffee carbon fiber can also emit negative ions. Studies have confirmed that “oxygen free radicals” have chronic adverse effects on health, not only causing cell aging, destroying proteins, but even reducing immunity, accelerating arteriosclerosis and causing cancer. The main function of negative ions is to neutralize “oxygen free radicals” and slow down the oxidation of cells. Studies have shown that wearing coffee carbon products can absorb negative ions the same as walking in the park in the morning, about 400-800 per cubic centimeter, equivalent to 2-4 times that of an office, and 6-8 times that of an outdoor place with heavy traffic.
Compared with general functional clothing, functional fabric coffee fiber can effectively improve the quick-drying efficiency by more than 50%. When the moisture from the skin or external moisture touches the clothes, the moisture will be quickly absorbed and diffused by the nanoparticles in the coffee yarn to achieve the function of perspiration.
The coffee grounds particles in the coffee yarn have many tiny holes, which can refract sunlight and provide UV protection up to five times higher than that of pure cotton, thereby reducing the chance of skin diseases caused by long-term sun exposure.
The function of coffee carbon fiber is permanent and will not be affected by the number of washings.
There are 2 billion people in the world who drink coffee every day, and coffee grounds are produced as high as 40,000 metric tons a day. As long as you drink coffee, coffee grounds will naturally be produced, so you don’t need to spend any more effort on production.
Mr. Wang (Owenwong) found coffee carbon fiber makes clothing greener and healthier. Its product is a brand-new environmentally friendly material with excellent performance. Clothes made of functional fabric coffee carbon fiber not only have natural and environmental protection features but also have far infrared rays, negative ions, heat storage, warmth, etc. With multiple functions, it is very suitable for weaving close-fitting clothes. Therefore, the successful development of coffee carbon fiber can provide a new raw material for the development of textile products.
Since 2002 some fabric factories try to produce coffee fiber but very few fashion brand companies used this fabric at that time. To invoke this trend Mr. Wang first registered the brand COFFEE owenwong and began to use coffee fiber fabrics in fashion design to provide the market with novel and fashionable environmentally friendly products. This designer’s brand has also been recognized soon by consumers in Asia, and many stores have started.
Mr.Wang( Owenwong), who is very meek in daily life, believes that designer brands should not only focus on design aesthetics but also call on society to meet a better future. COFFEE owenwong with environmental protection and sustainable design uses the concept of coffee lifestyle and coffee fabrics to create the perfect designer’s ideas, which also helps Mr.Wang become a well-known environmentally friendly fashion designer and entrepreneur in Asia.
With the efforts and expansion of the coffee brand in the past 20 years, in recent years, more and more brands have begun to pay attention to this fabric, and more and more fabric manufacturers have begun to produce this environmentally friendly fabric. The designer’s brand COFFEE owenwong has achieved wide recognition and recommendation in the market and has also promoted the fashion industry to use more environmentally friendly yarns to face the trend of a sustainable future.