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Textile recycling in Italy is rising. Photo courtesy of Comistra s.r.l.

More sustainable fibers are needed to feed the growing global demand for textiles and fiber-based materials, according to a leading strategic thinker. With fibers being used in an increasing range …

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Annabelle Hutter with textiles ready for recycling. Globally, just 15% of post-consumer textile waste is recycled with the remaining 85% often ending up in a landfill. The ambition of Säntis Textiles, alongside their partners from the textile industry, is to take steps to reverse these numbers as they believe that the recycling and upcycling manufacturing model is the only way forward, not just for our industry but for the planet as a whole. Their 100% recycled cotton is the first of its kind in the market. This recycled cotton fabric is made from pre- and post-consumer cotton, textile waste and leftovers from fabric production. They spin this waste, collected from over 100 sources in three countries, into strong staple fibers with impeccable quality. Not only is this officially verified, but also when woven together, they create the highest quality of sturdiness and durability, perfect for daily use. Photo courtesy of Santis

Since 2019, Säntis Textiles has been producing around 300-350 tons of 100% recycled cotton monthly using specially-developed RCO100 technology at the plant of its partner Kipas in Kahramanmaras, Turkey.The technology …

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"Textile Recycling: State of Play” report published by Apparel Insider and written by Brett Matthews, inset. Photo courtesy of Apparel Insider

Interview with Report Author Brett Mathews The April launch of a new report “Textile Recycling: State of Play,” was directed not just at the textile industry but at potential investors. …

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iStockphoto/Inna Kharlamova

Since COVID-19, manufacturing is receiving much needed attention as part of nations’ goals to have a good supply of life-saving materials, reviving their economy and generating highly skilled jobs. Funds …

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Andrea Ferris at the CiCLO® exhibit booth at Techtextile North America 2023. Inset: CiCLO® fibers. Photo courtesy Caryn Smith

Reports abound on the issue of textile materials and waste and the implications for the environment. Most companies serving the industry have research and development teams attached to tackling their …

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