Fun-filled felt furniture made from factory remnants

March 1st, 2024

Stackabl’s Baer Collection for the Mindy Solomon Gallery was inspired by color schemes in Miami hotels built during the late 1930s. Image: Mindy Solomon/James Harris for Design Miami In an effort to repurpose industrial textile waste before it hits a landfill, the Toronto, Ont., Canada-based furniture design company Stackabl, in partnership with select New York […]

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Honda workers give the shirts off their backs

December 1st, 2023

Shredded worker uniforms find a new use in vehicles as insulation. Image: Honda Honda is working toward becoming 100% carbon neutral and using only sustainable materials and clean energy by 2050—goals that require creative recycling solutions. One initiative already in practice repurposes old worker uniforms, transforming the textiles into sound-absorbing insulation used in vehicles, keeping […]

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Chemical recycling may offer a solution to textile waste

October 1st, 2023

Among the bio-based chemicals in Circa Group’s portfolio is Cyrene™, a novel solvent that is being used by Textile Change, a company that has developed technology for the recycling of textile waste. Shown here is a Textile Change pilot plant that will be using Cyrene as well as other solvents during its trial run. Photo: […]

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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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Closing the loop: long-term sustainability strategies for textile manufacturers

July 1st, 2017

Textile manufacturers are deploying sustainability strategies and forming partnerships to green up products and processes, helping manufacturers meet the requirements of even the most eco-concerned customers—and getting a good start on the circular economy of the future. For most manufacturers, eco-friendly, sustainable products are becoming a competitive necessity. And as concern over environmental issues has […]

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