Coming from the relatively unspoilt coastline of the West of Ireland I fully understood and appreciated how the coast and it’s beaches can and should look. This changed one day whilst walking the beach with my twin boys , Alfie & Archie (3 at the time) and wife Fina. They found a plastic bottle on the beach and told me that this could “..hurt the whales..” (they had learned how bad plastic was in their playschool). This was the start of us, as a family, making a conscious effort to reduce our own household consumption of plastic, in all forms.
The incident on the beach stuck with me for some time. When I read an article about how recycled plastic bottles could be used in clothing I set about trying to understand if it was feasible to incorporate this type of innovation in to bathroom and bedroom textiles, an area where my brothers and I have decades of experience.
So I, along with my brothers and team, set about exploring our existing supply chain to find a way to bring my vision to reality. After much trial and error we finally came up with a formula that we were happy with..that is when 3SIXTY was born. We passionately believe that these products can make a significant impact on keeping plastic bottles from entering landfill or the ocean.
What started out as a curious exploration of what might be possible, has now transformed in to a powerful medium through which hospitality and retail businesses across the globe can demonstrate, in a tangible way, that they are positively contributing to being part of the solution in the fight against plastic pollution.
3SIXTY is part of this movement that reduces the overall global impact that plastic has on our planet and we want all our customers to join us in making a difference.
Mr Colm Walsh