CIRCULAR TEXTILES: HOW?

FROM BUSINESS TEXTILES WASTE TO NEW YARNS

PROFESSIONAL TEXTILE INDUSTRY

In the professional textile industry, many resources are needed for the production and use of textiles. Besides the use of large quantities of raw materials, the environment is also damaged due to poor production conditions. Unfortunately, people also often suffer greatly from these poor conditions. In addition, a lot of energy and water is needed during washing and mangling processes. That is why we need to think about how this can be done differently. The use of sustainable materials, good and fair production and working conditions as well as the valuing of resources and recycling of post consumer textiles are becoming more and more important.

The textile industry textile production

Organic cotton field

FUTURE YARNS

Currently, conventional cotton and polyester have the largest market share for textile fibres. In the business textile industry, these fibres are often used because they can withstand the conditions of industrial laundries and are long-lasting.

With our work we want to reduce the production with conventional cotton and polyester.

For a sustainable development of the business textile industry, we want to switch to production with organic cotton, recycled polyester and regenerated cellulose fibres from our used textiles, which are not only recycled but also long-lasting.

 



OUR CIRCULAR TEXTILE PROCESS

Large quantities of B2B post consumer waste/resource textiles are collected in our circular textile process. The textiles are made of 100% cotton or blends with a maximum of 50% polyester content and are white. The large quantities are then sent to selected partners, who bring our textiles back into the cycle through various recycling processes. Unfortunately, we will not be able to upcycle all textiles and still have to downcycle certain textiles as there is no other technical solution yet.

 

Our vision: "From textile to textile".

 

Our work aims to contribute to the achievement of the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

SDG 9 industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG 12 responsible consumption and production
SDG 13 climate action
SDG 17 partnerships for the goals


THE TEXTILE CIRCLE

Textile reaches "end of life" --> Textile service --> Chemical recycling --> Pulp --> Fibres --> Yarn --> New textile made from recycled materials --> textile service

BECOME A STAKEHOLDER

Do you work in the textile service sector and have larger quantities of B2B consumer waste/resource textiles or are you convinced of our initiative and would like to support us and our project? Are you willing to commit to sustainable business practices within the framework of our cooperative? If you are interested in becoming a stakeholder of our cooperative, please contact us!


Photo credits: Header: Nedlin | Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): UN Global Compact