SAYA Launched as New Sustainable Fiber Brand

SAYA, a new name in fiber based in Taipei, Taiwan, announced its debut with an expanded offering beyond recycled PET bottles including recycled cutting scrap and fabric, bringing new options to the textile industry. Nan Ya Plastics, SAYA’s parent company, is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of recycled PET, repurposing more than 75 billion bottles every year. Now under the brand SAYA, research and development efforts will reportedly focus on what’s possible in renewal.

“Over the past several years the textile industry has embraced recycling PET plastic bottles, and through SAYA 365 we are able to offer several options within that technology. But it’s not enough. The industry needs to tackle the next level,” said Mike Shih, spokesperson for SAYA and Nan Ya. “As the largest performance fiber manufacturer in Taiwan we feel the responsibility, and we have the resources to do the necessary R&D. At SAYA we’ve identified cutting scraps and overstock fabrics as a problem that is often ignored, and we’ve developed several new recycling solutions to tackle the issue.”

According to the company, a proprietary, five-stage filtration process followed by two stages of purification result in batch optimized flakes and pellets ready to be transformed into performance fibers. “The result is the SAYA renewed difference, with better tenacity strength, dyeing accuracy, and brighter whites compared to conventional recycled fibers,” said the company.

Along with SAYA 365, which is made from plastic bottle sourced from Asia and Beyond, SAYA Coastal is a specialized recycling program that targets clean-up and renewal of discarded plastic bottles in coastal regions that would otherwise migrate out to sea

The company also operates SAYA USA, which includes recycled polyester fibers made in SAYA’s facility in Lake City, S.C. Options include using locally or internationally recycled bottles and waste for those looking for a USA-based fiber program with full traceability and transparency.

Photo: Worker at SAYA’s Taiwan Factory