Processing Discarded Wool Clothing Into Recycled Fibre

John Parkinson Monday, 4 January 2021

In this Technical Tutorial from 'iinouiio', a Yorkshire-based recycled wool fibre facility, founder Dr. John Parkinson takes us through some of the history of the recycled woollen textile trade, and the processing steps involved from sorting discarded clothing through to the weaving of cloth from recycled fibre. To learn more about the challenges and opportunities of such as industry, head to part two for an extended Lesson from John.

Thumbnail image of shoddy sorting at Victoria Mills in Ossett in 1917


In this video you'll learn:

  • How textile recycling in the UK was born
  • About the history of textile recycling and how it has evolved over the past 200 years
  • How recycled textiles are processed to create new yarns and fabrics, with a video demonstration of the process
  • About changing attitudes to wool recycling and iinouiio's hopes for the industry over the next few years

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