recycled textiles

Accelerating Circularity updates USA trial status

March 30th, 2022

The EPA estimates 11 million tons of textiles are dumped into landfills each year. Accelerating Circularity Inc. (ACP) embarked on trials in the USA in the fourth quarter of 2021 to demonstrate that spent textiles are too good to waste. The organization’s mission is to establish systems that will use the embedded value and resources […]

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DNA markers key to tracing recycled fibers

March 1st, 2022

A display showing various types of recycled fibers with DNA marking. Photo: Soorty. As circularity begins to take prominence in the textile world, a traceable supply chain is becoming the marker of companies serious about sustainability. Mills are seeking solutions to trace recycled fibers. Pakistan-based denim manufacturer Soorty has partnered with the Swiss technology company […]

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Toward Circularity

January 1st, 2022

We often hear the word circularity used in conjunction with sustainability. It is the idea that, at the end of its lifecycle, a product can be broken down into its basic components and be reused rather than destroyed. That’s a big issue right now for the textile industry, which is increasingly under fire to reduce […]

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The circular future of specialty fabrics

July 1st, 2021

Climatex® Dualcycle™ technology combines new wool, Lenzing™ FR and recycled nylon to create a recyclable upholstery fabric. Its development was spurred by a desire to achieve circularity without compromising performance standards. Photo: Climatex AG. When it comes to sustainability, the textile industry has come a long way since it tentatively dipped its toes into the […]

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New technology for textile recycling underway

April 1st, 2021

Swiss fluid engineering company Sulzer announced that its partnership with H&M Group and Worn Again Technologies is developing technology for closed-loop recycling of textiles. Because of the complexity of garment production, chemical recycling techniques to date have been applied to a minor share of end-of-use textiles and clothing. As the major technology partner for U.K.-based […]

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Sustainable practices in today’s textile industry

February 1st, 2020

 by Marie O’Mahony The story of sustainability in the textile industry has grown and changed, particularly in the last decade. The concept of “circularity” is now driving sustainability across the materials sector. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, “A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and […]

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