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Ganni introduces in-house recycling scheme to repurpose fabric waste
Danish fashion brand Ganni is introducing a new in-house recycling initiative to recycle its cut-off production scraps into new clothing. The affordable luxury brand explained that T-shirts are one of its key product categories, however, conventional production methods create up to 20 percent cut-off waste, meaning that Ganni produces 12 tonnes...
Video: Chemical Textile Recycling - Documentary 'Fibers of Gold' [HD]
This documentary presents the work of two research groups that have invented chemical processes to recycle textile waste, revolutionising the way raw materials for textiles can be sourced in the future. Source: Youtube, Paula Lorenz
H&M Foundation and HKRITA to open textile recycling facilities in Hong Kong
The H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) have announced the opening of two textile recycling facilities which will put HKRITA’s hydrothermal method for recycling cotton and polyester blends to use. Blends are the most used type of textile in the world -- yet, they are still unrecyclable. “This is a...