SailGP has partnered with Mover to produce a range of plastic-free technical sportswear.
SailGP says that synthetic fibres, such as nylon, polyester and acrylic, account for 69% of all fibres used worldwide with the figure expected to reach almost 75% by 2030.
These fibres are derived from fossil fuels and contribute to primary microplastic pollution.
“At SailGP our ambition is to be the world’s most purpose driven and sustainable global sport and entertainment platform, and it’s only by collaborating with innovative, like-minded partners that we’ll be able to achieve this,” said SailGP chief purpose officer Fiona Morgan.
“That’s why we’re incredibly excited to be joining forces with Mover after two years of development to totally rethink sports performance clothing with plastic free materials, a cause very close to my heart.
“This purpose-driven collaboration demonstrates that change is possible if you innovate and re-design the norm.”
CEO and founder of Mover, Nicolas Rochat, added: “Our collaboration with SailGP is a fantastic opportunity to prove that natural fibres can excel in one of the most demanding sports on the planet.
“Our materials that are the most technical and intelligent, genuinely designed to be digested by nature.”
The collaboration between SailGP and Mover is championed by A Plastic Planet, an organisation working to inspire the world to reduce its plastic usage.