Where to put worn out clothes if no one needs them? Right! Make it new! Why create a new fabric or material when you can recycle without losing quality. Why throw in the rubbish something that can later become a great thing. And it will look just as good. How will this be achieved? It is very simple: to unwind an item of clothing that has already become unnecessary and has served its purpose on threads that are processed in a special way and become recyclable.
What’s a Solution?
Global brands have begun to use this technology in the production of their own clothing and accessories. This happened even before the G7 summit, where the famous fashion corporations signed a pact to coordinate measures and actions in the field of sustainable development. There were announced plans to preserve the environment. In particular, it was said that all organic and inorganic waste should be used in the production of clothing, footwear and related accessories.
For example, Prada decided to completely switch to recycled nylon. Therefore, every year they use about 700,000 meters of nylon in their collections for their signature raincoats, jackets and bags. This material is from the polyamide family, which is easy to regenerate. That is, from used nylon things, parachutes and other things, you can make a fabric that will be of high quality and reliable.
The regenerative fibre that Burberry and Prada use in their production (called Econyl) can be reused. A very interesting thing happens here: clothes can no longer be thrown away, but recycled and re-released many times in a row. At the same time, it will be of high quality and sock.
Another plus is that companies save a lot on the production of new fabrics, which are mined from fishing nets and gear thrown into the sea or ocean. It is in them that marine life often gets entangled, which leads to their death.
The second material was polyester. The pioneer in the recycling of plastic bottles was the Patagonia brand, which began doing this back in 1993. Basically, ocean debris, used clothes and various plastic bags and packaging are used. Brands such as Adidas, Nike, Reebok and Stella McCartney are also actively using plastic materials in the production of high-tech clothing for sports and everyday life.
Another thing is that it is very difficult to find suppliers of material for processing, since this is done by a few specialized companies that have passed the appropriate accreditation. The process of catching rubbish from the ocean and its subsequent processing is a labor-intensive process and very costly in terms of resource and technical base. But every year there are more companies that specialize in this type of activity.