The Environmental and Economic Impacts of Recycling Textiles

The Environmental and Economic Impacts of Recycling Textiles

Cyndi Rhoades Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Worn Again Technologies have developed a trail-blazing polymer recycling process that is allowing the fashion industry to take several giant steps towards achieving greater circularity. The company has already secured the buy-in of several big-name brands and pivotal investments that make it one to watch for anyone interested in the potential offered by recycling. 

In this lesson, hear direct from Worn Again's founder Cyndi Rhoades about the technology behind their developments and the environmental and economic impacts of converting existing textiles and clothing back into useable, high-quality yarn.

In this video you'll learn:

  • What makes the process behind Worn Again Technologies so trail-blazing
  • About the benefits of the circular economy for the textiles and fashion industries
  • How polymer textile recycling processes work 
  • About the limitations of mechanical recycling
  • How designers can play a role in circular systems

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