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11.10.2021

ISKO™ introduces R-TWO™50+

Denim ingredient brand ISKO™ announces R-TWO™50+. Part of Responsible Innovation™, R-TWO™50+ creates high-quality denim that is less harmful to the natural world.

R-TWO™50+ reduces carbon emissions by as much as 45% and water usage by as much as 65%. An exclusive yarn spinning technology, patented by ISKO, uses a minimum of 50% recycled materials to reduce reliance on natural resources.

The fabrics are stronger and more durable, and have a good shape recovery, a soft cotton hand feel and dry up to 20% more quickly.
R-TWO50+ fabrics also have the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification, which provides standardised verification for recycled materials.

ISKO is also one of the first in the fashion market to achieve an ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) scoring, which measures companies’ sustainability and societal impact.

Denim ingredient brand ISKO™ announces R-TWO™50+. Part of Responsible Innovation™, R-TWO™50+ creates high-quality denim that is less harmful to the natural world.

R-TWO™50+ reduces carbon emissions by as much as 45% and water usage by as much as 65%. An exclusive yarn spinning technology, patented by ISKO, uses a minimum of 50% recycled materials to reduce reliance on natural resources.

The fabrics are stronger and more durable, and have a good shape recovery, a soft cotton hand feel and dry up to 20% more quickly.
R-TWO50+ fabrics also have the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification, which provides standardised verification for recycled materials.

ISKO is also one of the first in the fashion market to achieve an ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) scoring, which measures companies’ sustainability and societal impact.

More information:
Isko Denim Recycling Sustainability
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ISKO / Menabò Group srl

Vintage Revivals startet in Düsseldorf als Concept Store (c) Vintage Revivals
01.10.2021

Vintage Revivals startet in Düsseldorf als Concept Store

Vintage Revivals, ein Second-Hand-Konzept der ReSales Textilhandels- und -recycling GmbH, ein Unternehmen der TEXAID-Gruppe, startet in Düsseldorf als Concept Store im neu eröffneten Görtz. Mit der vierten Neueröffnung im Jahr 2021 bedient VINTAGE REVIVALS die wachsende Nachfrage nach individuellen Unikaten und Mode-Schätzen und folgt somit seinem stringenten Wachstumsplan.

Der Store als Bühne für Individualisten
Der Store wurde durch die Interieur Designer unter der Leitung des Makenverantwortlichen Serkan Tur im Urban Industrial Style gestaltet. Als Elemente der Brand Identity wurden im Eingangsbereich und an ausgewählten Stellen hochwertige Metrofließen in weiß und grün eingesetzt. Diese wurden durch verschiedene Spiegelkonstruktionen ergänzt, um eine Weitläufigkeit und Großzügigkeit zu schaffen. Durch den Einsatz von Leuchtelementen mit verschiedenen Claims werden die Kunden zu Hauptdarstellern, die Fläche auf feierlich-ironische Art als Bühne zur Selbstdarstellung zu nutzen.

Vintage Revivals, ein Second-Hand-Konzept der ReSales Textilhandels- und -recycling GmbH, ein Unternehmen der TEXAID-Gruppe, startet in Düsseldorf als Concept Store im neu eröffneten Görtz. Mit der vierten Neueröffnung im Jahr 2021 bedient VINTAGE REVIVALS die wachsende Nachfrage nach individuellen Unikaten und Mode-Schätzen und folgt somit seinem stringenten Wachstumsplan.

Der Store als Bühne für Individualisten
Der Store wurde durch die Interieur Designer unter der Leitung des Makenverantwortlichen Serkan Tur im Urban Industrial Style gestaltet. Als Elemente der Brand Identity wurden im Eingangsbereich und an ausgewählten Stellen hochwertige Metrofließen in weiß und grün eingesetzt. Diese wurden durch verschiedene Spiegelkonstruktionen ergänzt, um eine Weitläufigkeit und Großzügigkeit zu schaffen. Durch den Einsatz von Leuchtelementen mit verschiedenen Claims werden die Kunden zu Hauptdarstellern, die Fläche auf feierlich-ironische Art als Bühne zur Selbstdarstellung zu nutzen.

Vintage aus den letzten Jahrzehnten
In dem neuen Store bietet Vintage Revivals ab sofort eine Auswahl an Basic-Styles sowie Special Collections aus vergangenen Jahrzehnten. Das Angebot umfasst im Basis-Sortiment die klassischen Rubriken wie Denim, Dresses, Jackets und Knitted-Goods, aber auch It-Pieces aus den Bereichen Streetstyle, Fetisch, World-Wear und Club-Wear.

Im Bereich der Special-Collections, die gemeinsam mit international agierenden Trendscouts kreiert werden, wird auf spezialisierte Vintage-Lieferanten aus den der Kollektion entsprechenden Regionen zurückgegriffen. Die Collections haben ein Motto – beispielsweise „One Love“ – oder lehnen sich an Modetrends verschiedener Regionen an – zum Beispiel „Kapstadt Collection“ oder „London Collection“.

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ReSales Textilhandels- und -recycling GmbH / jetztpr

Duarte will release its SS22 collection at WHITE Milano (c) C.L.A.S.S.
16.09.2021

Duarte will release its SS22 collection at WHITE Milano

After being rewarded with the 2021 C.L.A.S.S. Icon Award, Portuguese brand Duarte is ready to present its Spring/Summer 2022 collection developed in collaboration with C.L.A.S.S. ecohub. The streetwear designer Ana Duarte has worked in close contact with the Milanese hub in order to create a 40 pieces collection where the approach to materials, suppliers, new business models and communication could include and support a holistic view of the sustainable values aligned with style, performances, look and touch and Duarte identity.

The inspiration behind this collection is the superhero Tadao – Ana Duarte’s dog – which is the World Keeper fighting against the environmental issues mankind has generated.

After being rewarded with the 2021 C.L.A.S.S. Icon Award, Portuguese brand Duarte is ready to present its Spring/Summer 2022 collection developed in collaboration with C.L.A.S.S. ecohub. The streetwear designer Ana Duarte has worked in close contact with the Milanese hub in order to create a 40 pieces collection where the approach to materials, suppliers, new business models and communication could include and support a holistic view of the sustainable values aligned with style, performances, look and touch and Duarte identity.

The inspiration behind this collection is the superhero Tadao – Ana Duarte’s dog – which is the World Keeper fighting against the environmental issues mankind has generated.

With the support of WHITE and its WSM (WHITE Sustainable Milano), Duarte’s creations will be featured online on the digital space of WSM-WHITE website, as well as being shown in a dedicated physical booth on September during Milan Fashion Week. The collection will also be presented on its new brand page on Renoon, an online platform devoted to Responsible Shopping. In addition, Duarte will be supported by IDEE Brand Platform in the development of commercial activities for the SS22 collection.

Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei at Filo to unveil its smart DNA story that meet contemporary consumer needs (c) Bemberg™
Waxewul proposal using Bemberg™.
15.09.2021

Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei at Filo to unveil its smart DNA story that meet contemporary consumer needs

  • FILO, 29th-30th September 2021, booth C5

Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei has been invited to showcase at Filo fair, the international exhibition of orthogonal weaving yarns for clothing and furnishings, circular knitwear and technical textiles, in a new special area, a dedicated open space reserved to sustainable fibers that will allow visitors to discover all their production cycle and performances, in full relax and transparency.

Bemberg™, an exceptional fiber made from the smart-tech transformation of cotton linters pre-consumer materials and converted through a traceable and transparent closed loop process, will brings to Filo its history, experience, know-how and market partnerships to prove its versatility and design-driven look and touch Last but not least we are talking about a true circular economy-oriented ingredient, with certified sustainable performance: Bemberg™ is biodegradable and compostable material as verified by the INNOVHUB 3rd party test and it has GRS (Global Reycled Standard) certification from Textile Exchange proving recycling authenticity.

  • FILO, 29th-30th September 2021, booth C5

Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei has been invited to showcase at Filo fair, the international exhibition of orthogonal weaving yarns for clothing and furnishings, circular knitwear and technical textiles, in a new special area, a dedicated open space reserved to sustainable fibers that will allow visitors to discover all their production cycle and performances, in full relax and transparency.

Bemberg™, an exceptional fiber made from the smart-tech transformation of cotton linters pre-consumer materials and converted through a traceable and transparent closed loop process, will brings to Filo its history, experience, know-how and market partnerships to prove its versatility and design-driven look and touch Last but not least we are talking about a true circular economy-oriented ingredient, with certified sustainable performance: Bemberg™ is biodegradable and compostable material as verified by the INNOVHUB 3rd party test and it has GRS (Global Reycled Standard) certification from Textile Exchange proving recycling authenticity.

Bemberg™ application history starts with high-quality suit lining, but today we can find it in many other applications such as fashion couture, outerwear, innerwear, bedding, and sportswear where its amazing unique touch and quality is offering a distinctive performance.

And to prove all of this, Bemberg™ will be at Filo showing some selected fabric innovation, and three responsible-driven designers representing different and complementary part of contemporary consumer wardrobe: ZEROBARRACENTO, Maurizio Miri and WAXEWUL - who have all chosen Bemberg™ fiber to create special collections. Three different ways to see and represent how sustainability and style – even if completely different ones – together can be highly successful, performing and interesting to the new consumer.

ZEROBARRACENTO, a gender-neutral emerging outerwear brand focusing on zero-waste product development, selects Bemberg™ for two fundamental reasons: firstly, from a stylistic point of view for its extreme versatility: in the various collections we have adopted it to create Kimonos, padded jackets, wrap dresses as well as for the interiors of our garments, which are intended to be soft embraces for total physical and mental comfort. The second but no less important reason is that this fibre has circular values in line with their zero-waste commitment.

The concept of the brand "Maurizio Miri" has a strong personality and a clear intent: to create a product that stimulates the wearer towards beauty. A garment should not simply be worn, but it has also to create a perfect symbiosis with the person wearing it and generate an exchange of positive energies. The purpose is to make the individual feel in perfect harmony with their own image. With this aim in mind, the designer selects extremely precious Bemberg™ linings for their sophisticated tailor jackets. 

Finally, WAXEWUL, a brand of sartorial clothing and artisan accessories with an urban-afro soul that has environmental and social sustainability as its basic ethics. WAXEWUL will bring to Filo its brand-new product, the J_Hood Bag: a doubleface jacket with a comfortably removable hood that can be transformed into a finely hidden doubleface bag. An exclusive, innovative and sustainable garment with minimal impact on the environment made of BemBAZIN™ - a new generation of bazin created, patented and produced by Brunello which is composed by the high-tech and responsible fibers of Bemberg™ - on one side and of wax on the other, traceable and certified, guaranteeing a reduction in waste (two jackets in one) and a long-life cycle.

(c) Isko
06.09.2021

ISKO and MoRe Research: New possibilities for cellulose-based materials

As one of the driving forces helping to create a fully circular fashion industry, ISKO has partnered with Swedish research and development company MoRe Research, a part of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, to investigate and develop new, sustainable technologies made from cellulosic-based materials, derived from waste textiles, for the company’s 25,000+ range of products. It is hoped that this research will also help make the production of cellulose-based materials more sustainable.

The work with MoRe Research feeds into ISKO’s Responsible Innovation™ strategy and will link with various sustainability projects the company is working on. For example, ISKO recently signed an agreement with HKRITA to license its Green Machine – a unique technology that fully separates and recycles cotton and polyester blends at scale.

As one of the driving forces helping to create a fully circular fashion industry, ISKO has partnered with Swedish research and development company MoRe Research, a part of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, to investigate and develop new, sustainable technologies made from cellulosic-based materials, derived from waste textiles, for the company’s 25,000+ range of products. It is hoped that this research will also help make the production of cellulose-based materials more sustainable.

The work with MoRe Research feeds into ISKO’s Responsible Innovation™ strategy and will link with various sustainability projects the company is working on. For example, ISKO recently signed an agreement with HKRITA to license its Green Machine – a unique technology that fully separates and recycles cotton and polyester blends at scale.

ISKO will leverage MoRe Research!s expertise and resources to find ways of repurposing the clean and toxic-free cellulose powders that are created from the decomposed cotton, as well as the recycled polyester and reintegrate this back into fabric production. By using all of the outputs from the recycling of textiles back into textiles, the prospect of a closed-loop system becomes more feasible.

The investment in this new technology is the latest in ISKO’s ongoing drive for advancements in sustainability. As part of the company’s R-TWO™ program ISKO is also working to develop fabrics with a guaranteed minimum +50% GRS (Global Recycle Standard) recycled content blend. This will significantly reduce the carbon and water footprint of a fabric, as well as make it easy to trace a garment’s sustainable journey step-by-step from the beginning of the supply chain through to the end product.

Source:

menabo for Osko

(c) Officina+39
31.08.2021

Officina+39 presents Better Seasons collection at Munich Fabric Start

The Italian company Officina+39 will be at Bluezone’s KEYHOUSE area to present its latest sustainable achievements in the field of research and chemical application for the textile sector as well as The Circle Book 2, a special project with circularity as main focus.  
 
For the first time since Covid-19 pandemic hit the world, Munich Fabric Start returns to host some of the most renowned international players in the textile and fashion industry, showcasing their latest innovations. From August 31 to September 1, Officina+39 will step into the Bluezone’s KEYHOUSE area, the interactive hub featuring futuristic solutions with a high level of innovation for the textile supply chain, to present its Better Seasons collection as well as its most recent developments.
 

The Italian company Officina+39 will be at Bluezone’s KEYHOUSE area to present its latest sustainable achievements in the field of research and chemical application for the textile sector as well as The Circle Book 2, a special project with circularity as main focus.  
 
For the first time since Covid-19 pandemic hit the world, Munich Fabric Start returns to host some of the most renowned international players in the textile and fashion industry, showcasing their latest innovations. From August 31 to September 1, Officina+39 will step into the Bluezone’s KEYHOUSE area, the interactive hub featuring futuristic solutions with a high level of innovation for the textile supply chain, to present its Better Seasons collection as well as its most recent developments.
 
The new collection embodies the company’s pillars of Trustainable approach – innovation, sustainable practices, clean information, transparency and social responsibility –, delivering a selection of bold, colorful and conscious solutions for the textile industry. These explore better ways to produce and use less through cuttingedge technologies, specifically developed to reduce the use of energy and hazardous chemicals while increasing waste recycling and water conservation.

More information:
Officina+39 munich fabric start
Source:

Menabò Group srl for Officina+39

17.06.2021

C.L.A.S.S. ICON AWARD 2021 goes to DUARTE

The second C.L.A.S.S. ICON AWARD expands its vision embracing fashion streetwear with an attitude and bets on DUARTE, an emerging label committed to sustainability that shows a new way of being cool, yet responsible. “The C.L.A.S.S. ICON AWARD is much more than prize, it’s an open workshop with influential professionals that will support DUARTE in reaching the next level and being able to share my vision for responsible fashion”, comments Ana Duarte.

The designer (b.1991) launched her label DUARTE in 2016 just after graduation. Since then, the fresh, colourful and power-propelling brand has conquered both catwalks and cities’ streets with a responsible message. “Sustainability means durability, fair work practices, recycled materials and zero-waste,” is Ana’s mantra. Indeed, the collection is the result of a virtuous balance between production and locally-sourced, recyclable high-quality materials harnessed from factories’ deadstock. DUARTE also means circularity, the garments can be re-used and upcycled to create new collections.

The second C.L.A.S.S. ICON AWARD expands its vision embracing fashion streetwear with an attitude and bets on DUARTE, an emerging label committed to sustainability that shows a new way of being cool, yet responsible. “The C.L.A.S.S. ICON AWARD is much more than prize, it’s an open workshop with influential professionals that will support DUARTE in reaching the next level and being able to share my vision for responsible fashion”, comments Ana Duarte.

The designer (b.1991) launched her label DUARTE in 2016 just after graduation. Since then, the fresh, colourful and power-propelling brand has conquered both catwalks and cities’ streets with a responsible message. “Sustainability means durability, fair work practices, recycled materials and zero-waste,” is Ana’s mantra. Indeed, the collection is the result of a virtuous balance between production and locally-sourced, recyclable high-quality materials harnessed from factories’ deadstock. DUARTE also means circularity, the garments can be re-used and upcycled to create new collections.

The C.L.A.S.S. ICON AWARD is a project led by C.L.A.S.S. with the special support of IDEE BRAND PLATFORM which assists fashion brands in commercial activity, WHITE Milano, international fair supporting the new generations and independent brands with special projects since its inception and responsible shopping platform Renoon. Together they will all support DUARTE for a full year at 360°, from consultancy to communication.

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C.L.A.S.S. / GB Network Marketing & Communication

02.06.2021

Lenzing und Södra join forces in post-consumer textile recycling

  • Closing the loop from fiber to fiber in fashion

Lenzing, a leading global supplier of wood-based specialty fibers, and Södra, a producer of pulp, signed a cooperation agreement today, June 02, 2021. The cooperation involves the transfer of knowledge between the two companies, which have been proactively driving the circular economy issue for many years, and a joint process development followed by a capacity expansion for pulp from post-consumer waste. The jointly developed pulp OnceMore® will subsequently also be used as a raw material for the production of Lenzing’s TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ branded specialty fibers.
The goal is to process 25,000 tons of textile waste per year by 2025.

  • Closing the loop from fiber to fiber in fashion

Lenzing, a leading global supplier of wood-based specialty fibers, and Södra, a producer of pulp, signed a cooperation agreement today, June 02, 2021. The cooperation involves the transfer of knowledge between the two companies, which have been proactively driving the circular economy issue for many years, and a joint process development followed by a capacity expansion for pulp from post-consumer waste. The jointly developed pulp OnceMore® will subsequently also be used as a raw material for the production of Lenzing’s TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ branded specialty fibers.
The goal is to process 25,000 tons of textile waste per year by 2025.

OnceMore® by Södra is the world’s first process for industrial-scale recycling of textile waste of blended fibers, and it’s the forest who makes that possible. The process combines wood cellulose with textile waste to create a pure, high-quality dissolving pulp which can be used to produce new clothing and other textile products. During 2022, a new investment will ten-fold the production capacity of OnceMore® pulp and reach a higher level of recycled textile content. The goal for 2025 is to process 25,000 tons of textile and offer a OnceMore® pulp based on our wood material and 50 percent recycled textile material.

 

Source:

Lenzing AG

04.05.2021

C.L.A.S.S.: THE TEXTILE LIBRARY CIRCULAR SYMPOSIUM

How to recognize truly sustainable fashion? How can responsible recycling of garments and fabrics - as well as new formulas for circular economy - make a difference in fighting the climate emergency? These are just some of the topics addressed during THE TEXTILE LIBRARY CIRCULAR SYMPOSIUM, the open-ended program of virtual meetings with some of the most influential fashion and sustainability experts organized by the Museo del Tessuto di Prato in collaboration with C.L.A.S.S. ecohub.

The museum and the international platform that creates awareness and supports professionals who believe in fashion and sustainable textiles have joined forces to talk not only to fashion enthusiasts but to everyone, and explore a hot and often underestimated topic that involves everyday life. The series of meetings deepens and complements the new section entirely dedicated to circular textiles in the museum's Textile Library.

How to recognize truly sustainable fashion? How can responsible recycling of garments and fabrics - as well as new formulas for circular economy - make a difference in fighting the climate emergency? These are just some of the topics addressed during THE TEXTILE LIBRARY CIRCULAR SYMPOSIUM, the open-ended program of virtual meetings with some of the most influential fashion and sustainability experts organized by the Museo del Tessuto di Prato in collaboration with C.L.A.S.S. ecohub.

The museum and the international platform that creates awareness and supports professionals who believe in fashion and sustainable textiles have joined forces to talk not only to fashion enthusiasts but to everyone, and explore a hot and often underestimated topic that involves everyday life. The series of meetings deepens and complements the new section entirely dedicated to circular textiles in the museum's Textile Library.

Like a real symposium, THE TEXTILE LIBRARY CIRCULAR SYMPOSIUM is a conversation arena involving 10 game changers who have been able to innovate not only with high-tech and responsible products and materials but also with new formulas, business models and production systems that respect the planet and people. Among the speakers of the cycle, visionary innovators who generate change at all levels: from the entire production system and beyond to retailers, leading international brands, research companies and communication experts, all the way to the final consumer.

The first appointment is Wednesday, May 13 at 5 pm CEST with the talk THE SUSTAINABLE PERSPECTIVE. True sustainable fashion is a choral and capillary system in which every actor plays a fundamental role. During the meeting, professionals from different fields, from cultural institutions to industrial production, from marketing to retail, will share their perspective on sustainability.

Recycling is the key word in THE SECOND CHANCE, the second meeting scheduled for June 10 h. 5 p.m CEST.

On September 29, also at 5 p.m. CEST, appointment for the talk A TICKET TO FASHION... AND BACK entirely dedicated to the new models of circular economy.

You can register here.

Source:

C.L.A.S.S. / GB Network Marketing & Communication

(c) Hochschule Niederrhein
(von links): Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Muschkiet (Leiter Center Textillogistik, Hochschule Niederrhein), Jan-Philipp Jarmer (Fraunhofer-Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik IML), Ida Marie Brieger (Center Textillogistik, Hochschule Niederrhein)
03.05.2021

Hochschule Niederrhein: Über Sortierung Alttextilien besser recyceln

Das Recyceln von Textilien wird im Sinne einer nachhaltigen Kreislaufwirtschaft immer wichtiger. Das Center Textillogistik der Hochschule Niederrhein und das Fraunhofer-Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik IML führen derzeit im Auftrag der Stadtreinigung Hamburg eine Begutachtung und Bewertung von Alttextilien in den Räumen des Monforts Quartier in Mönchengladbach durch. Nachhaltige Ansätze für die Textilwirtschaft der Zukunft stehen im Vordergrund, aber auch die Vorbereitung auf sich ändernde rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen im Markt für Alttextilien.

Ab 2025 sollen in Europa im Rahmen des EU-Aktionsplans für Kreislaufwirtschaft gebrauchte Textilien flächendeckend getrennt gesammelt werden, um die Wiederverwendung sowie ein hochwertiges Recycling zu fördern. Im Projekt sollen Möglichkeiten eruiert werden, ob und wie gewisse textile Stoffströme separiert gesammelt werden können.

Das Recyceln von Textilien wird im Sinne einer nachhaltigen Kreislaufwirtschaft immer wichtiger. Das Center Textillogistik der Hochschule Niederrhein und das Fraunhofer-Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik IML führen derzeit im Auftrag der Stadtreinigung Hamburg eine Begutachtung und Bewertung von Alttextilien in den Räumen des Monforts Quartier in Mönchengladbach durch. Nachhaltige Ansätze für die Textilwirtschaft der Zukunft stehen im Vordergrund, aber auch die Vorbereitung auf sich ändernde rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen im Markt für Alttextilien.

Ab 2025 sollen in Europa im Rahmen des EU-Aktionsplans für Kreislaufwirtschaft gebrauchte Textilien flächendeckend getrennt gesammelt werden, um die Wiederverwendung sowie ein hochwertiges Recycling zu fördern. Im Projekt sollen Möglichkeiten eruiert werden, ob und wie gewisse textile Stoffströme separiert gesammelt werden können.

Die Ergebnisse des Projekts sollen auf breiter Basis den verantwortungsbewussten Umgang mit textilen Ressourcen verbessern. Derzeit werden Alltextilien in Deutschland überwiegend durch Depotcontainer im öffentlichen Raum oder auf Recyclinghöfen gesammelt. Zudem wird die Rückgabe von Alttextilien im Einzelhandel verschiedener Marken und Kaufhäusern beworben. Laut einer Studie kamen im Jahr 2018 rund 1,3 Millionen Tonnen Alttextilien zusammen. Davon werden 88 Prozent durch Containersammlungen, 9 Prozent durch Straßensammlungen und rund 3 Prozent durch sonstige Sammlungen (z. B. durch Modehäuser) erfasst. Die weitere Vermarktung wird nach einem Zwischenschritt beim Sortierer in Wiederverwendung (62 Prozent), Weiterverwendung als Putzlappen oder Dämmstoff (14 Prozent), stoffliches Recycling (12 Prozent) und Verbrennung (12 Prozent) unterteilt.

Bei der Alttextilsortieranalyse werden die Alttextilien in bis zu drei Differenzierungsebenen sortiert. Die erste Differenzierungsebene setzt sich aus den folgenden drei Obergruppen zusammen: Fehlwürfe, Textilien zur Verwertung, Textilien zur Wiederverwendung. Darüber hinaus werden die Alttextilien nach ihrer ursprünglichen Nutzung (z. B Damenoberbekleidung, Kinderbekleidung, Haushaltswäsche etc.) und der Materialzusammensetzung sortiert.

Source:

Hochschule Niederrhein

13.04.2021

Origin Materials and PrimaLoft develop Carbon-Negative Insulating Fiber

  • PrimaLoft and Origin Materials have launched a program to develop high-performance, carbon-negative insulating fibers for diverse apparel applications, including for leading outdoor, fashion, and lifestyle brands, as well as home goods applications such as hypoallergenic insulated bedding.
  • PrimaLoft, an advanced material technology company and a world leader in the development of high-performance insulations and fabrics, will develop the fibers with Origin Materials to address demand for sustainable, high-performance materials from its over 900 global brand partners. PrimaLoft iconic brand partners include Patagonia, Stone Island, L.L. Bean, Lululemon, adidas and Nike.
  • The program will focus on carbon-negative PET and next-generation polymers produced by the Origin Materials patented technology platform, which turns sustainable wood residue into cost-advantaged, carbon-negative materials that reduce the need for fossil resources.

Origin Materials, Inc.

  • PrimaLoft and Origin Materials have launched a program to develop high-performance, carbon-negative insulating fibers for diverse apparel applications, including for leading outdoor, fashion, and lifestyle brands, as well as home goods applications such as hypoallergenic insulated bedding.
  • PrimaLoft, an advanced material technology company and a world leader in the development of high-performance insulations and fabrics, will develop the fibers with Origin Materials to address demand for sustainable, high-performance materials from its over 900 global brand partners. PrimaLoft iconic brand partners include Patagonia, Stone Island, L.L. Bean, Lululemon, adidas and Nike.
  • The program will focus on carbon-negative PET and next-generation polymers produced by the Origin Materials patented technology platform, which turns sustainable wood residue into cost-advantaged, carbon-negative materials that reduce the need for fossil resources.

Origin Materials, Inc. (“Origin Materials”), a leading carbon negative materials company, and PrimaLoft, an advanced material technology company and a leader in the development of high-performance insulations and fabrics, announced a new program to develop carbon-negative, insulating, high-performance fibers. The fibers will be used across a diverse array of end products, including insulating fiber for leading outdoor, fashion, and lifestyle brands, as well as home goods applications such as hypoallergenic insulated bedding.

The companies will work to rapidly develop and commercialize new products derived from Origin Materials’ platform. The collaboration will leverage the leadership position of PrimaLoft as a specialty producer of insulating fibers and filaments with over 900 global brand partners, as well as a large global network of manufacturers that employ a wide array of textile processes to make its products, including extrusion, carding, spinning, finishing, weaving, knitting, dyeing, airlaid, meltblown, and other technologies.

The collaboration builds on PrimaLoft’s “Relentlessly Responsible™” mission to elevate both performance and sustainability, through innovation. The platform includes PrimaLoft® Bio™, which was developed and launched into the market in late 2018 as an effort to battle microplastics in the ocean; PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™, which provides materials manufactured with greater than 50% CO2 savings; and PrimaLoft’s post-consumer recycling initiative. The next frontier for the company is non-petroleum based raw materials, including products that biodegrade and other circular economy solutions.

Source:

crystal communications

How to do more with less explored at Kingpins24 Flash (c) Monfords
Monforts has a leading position in the field of denim finishing with its well proven Thermex continuous dyeing systems, Montex stenter dryers and other lines for resource-efficient and economical processing.
09.03.2021

How to do more with less explored at Kingpins24 Flash

  • Major Monforts denim customers continue to pioneer new initiatives that are pushing the boundaries of sustainable production.

Recycling their cotton waste has become one way these companies can do more with less, and at the recent Kingpins24 Flash online event, Sedef Uncu Aki, director of Orta, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, announced a new partnership with leading recycling operation Gama Recycle.

Traceable
“Through this local partnership we will supply the waste from our spinning mills and return around 3,000 tons of premium quality cotton back to them,” she said. “We have established a truly controlled and traceable system and partnering with a domestic recycling centre is important because a lot the carbon emissions associated with recycling usually come from transportation.”

  • Major Monforts denim customers continue to pioneer new initiatives that are pushing the boundaries of sustainable production.

Recycling their cotton waste has become one way these companies can do more with less, and at the recent Kingpins24 Flash online event, Sedef Uncu Aki, director of Orta, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, announced a new partnership with leading recycling operation Gama Recycle.

Traceable
“Through this local partnership we will supply the waste from our spinning mills and return around 3,000 tons of premium quality cotton back to them,” she said. “We have established a truly controlled and traceable system and partnering with a domestic recycling centre is important because a lot the carbon emissions associated with recycling usually come from transportation.”

Orta’s ZeroMax range meanwhile uses no cotton at all, being based on Lenzing’s Tencel cellulosic fibre, while the company’s involvement in denim production for a recent launch by Levi Strauss, of jeans made with organic cotton and Circulose – a breakthrough material developed by re:newcell of Sweden and partners – was hailed as a further step forward.

To make Circulose, re:newcell repurposes discarded cotton textiles, such as worn-out denim jeans, through a process akin to recycling paper. The incoming waste fabrics are broken down using water. The colour is then stripped from these materials using an eco-friendly bleach and after any synthetic fibres are removed from the mix, the slurry-like mixture is dried and the excess water is extracted, leaving behind a sheet of Circulose. This sheet is then made into viscose fibre which is combined with cotton and woven into new fabrics.

Circular Park
Omer Ahmed, CEO of Artistic Milliners also announced plans for his company’s new 70,000 square-foot Circular Park in Karachi, Pakistan, at Kingpins24 Flash.

Once complete, this will add three million square metres of additional denim capacity a month to the company’s production and take its total recycled output to a monthly five million metres.
Ahmed observed that there is currently a lack of sustainable fibres that are readily available to use for denim production at scale.

“Organic cotton is too expensive, and in my opinion always will be,” he said. “Cottonised hemp is also not cheap and it’s hard to mix with cotton, while the new regenerated cellulose fibres that are now emerging are promising, but currently in short supply. Recycled polyester is meanwhile still based on petroleum resources which we want to move away from. As a consequence, there are only a few other options for us as a manufacturer and this new project will help us minimise our own waste while significantly lowering our carbon footprint.”

Other Monforts denim customers to introduce cotton fibre recycling operations at their plants recently include AGI Denim, Bossa and Soorty.

Vertical savings
Refresh is the name of the latest collection from AGI Denim – reflecting the company’s significant reduction in water consumption.

The company has just opened new fibre spinning and denim mills at its complex in Karachi, Pakistan.

“Over the years we’ve gone through a series of backward integration steps to become fully vertical,” said AGI Denim executive director Ahmed Javed, at Kingpins24 Flash. “In our latest expansion, we revisited every step of the production processes in order to make resource savings.”

Innovations have included the installation of proprietary robotics for garment finishing, but the most attention has been paid to water savings.

“Pakistan is one of the largest cotton-producing companies in the world and we’re fortunate that the type of cotton that is grown here is well suited to denim production and also helps us lower our carbon footprint, with everything done in close proximity,” Javed said. “In the lifecycle of a pair of denim jeans, however, cotton fibre production contributes 68% of water consumption. While we cannot control how much water cotton needs for it to grow, we can rethink the way we use it in our factory.”

Refresh-branded denims are washed from 100% recycled water as a result of the company’s new wastewater treatment plant, which puts production wastewater through a series of steps beginning with equalisation, followed by aeration and concluding with sedimentation. The water travels through filtration and ultrafiltration systems before being subjected to an activated carbon system and finally a reverse osmosis system to reduce any dissolved salts.

AGI now recycles 4.4 million gallons of water each month – enough to wash a million pairs of jeans.

Sustainable
Monforts has a leading position in the field of denim finishing with its well proven Thermex continuous dyeing systems, Montex stenter dryers and other lines for resource-efficient and economical processing.

“Our denim partners are constantly setting themselves new goals in respect of sustainable production – and more importantly, achieving them,” says Hans Wroblowski, Monforts Head of Denim. “We work closely with them with the aim of constantly optimising processing parameters and achieving further savings in energy, water and raw materials throughout the dyeing and finishing stages of production.”

The latest Monforts innovation for denim is the CYD yarn dyeing system. This technology is based on the effective and established dyeing process for denim fabrics that is now being applied for yarn dyeing. The CYD system integrates new functions and processes into the weaving preparation processes to increase quality, flexibility, economic viability and productivity. A full CYD line is now available for trials at the company’s Advanced Technology Centre in Mönchengladbach, Germany.”

08.03.2021

Tessitura Colombo: Intimissimi's new Sustainable Collection

Intimissimi, a famous lingerie brand, gives an edge of responsible innovation with Tessitura Colombo recycled and plant-based colored ingredients.

Intimissimi, a renowned lingerie brand, constantly engaged in research and development of innovative collections expressed through its performances: for this collection, the lingerie brand has selected made in Italy ingredients of Tessitura Colombo, a lace manufacturer that has always prioritized the protection of the environment and natural resources.

"Nature's dream", coming to stores this spring, is the name of the new line that wants to be inspired by nature and where sustainability is fully integrated throughout premium recycled ingredients and natural plant dyed process. "Nature's dream" is part of the sustainable families of the #intimissimicares collection, that is created to comply with short and long-term sustainability objectives: attention to the usage of natural resources, protection of the environment, control of the supply chain and choice of sustainable fibres.

Intimissimi, a famous lingerie brand, gives an edge of responsible innovation with Tessitura Colombo recycled and plant-based colored ingredients.

Intimissimi, a renowned lingerie brand, constantly engaged in research and development of innovative collections expressed through its performances: for this collection, the lingerie brand has selected made in Italy ingredients of Tessitura Colombo, a lace manufacturer that has always prioritized the protection of the environment and natural resources.

"Nature's dream", coming to stores this spring, is the name of the new line that wants to be inspired by nature and where sustainability is fully integrated throughout premium recycled ingredients and natural plant dyed process. "Nature's dream" is part of the sustainable families of the #intimissimicares collection, that is created to comply with short and long-term sustainability objectives: attention to the usage of natural resources, protection of the environment, control of the supply chain and choice of sustainable fibres.

Jean&Len | Nachhaltige Rucksäcke aus recycelten Materialen und veganem Leder (c) Jean&Len
Jean&Len Nachhaltige Rucksäcke
24.02.2021

Jean&Len | Nachhaltige Rucksäcke aus recycelten Materialen und veganem Leder

  • Rucksack aus der Flasche: Recycelte und vegane Alltagsbegleiter für unterwegs

Der recycelte Rucksack "Hamburg"
Der ideale Begleiter: Ob ins Büro, zur Uni, zum Kurz-Wander-Trip oder zum alltäglichen Shoppen, der neue Jean&Len Rucksack “Hamburg“ ist ein nachhaltiges 2-in-1-Multifunktionstalent mit jeder Menge organisiertem Stauraum. Ob als Rucksack oder Shopper getragen, überzeugt das aus recycelten PET-Flaschen produzierte Stauwunder mit seinem schlicht-modernem Design. Der lässige Rucksack lässt sich im Handumdrehen als Shopper verwenden: Einfach den Druckknopf der Träger lösen und schon verwandelt sich der Rucksack in eine lässige Shopper-Bag, die Du über der Schulter tragen kannst. Dank des wasserabweisenden Reißverschlussmechanismus und einer Imprägnierung, die schmutz- und nässeabweisend wirkt, hält der Rucksack Wind und Wetter stand. Der Rucksack “Hamburg“ ist in den Farben Graumeliert, Khaki, Navy-Blau oder Schwarz erhältlich.

  • Rucksack aus der Flasche: Recycelte und vegane Alltagsbegleiter für unterwegs

Der recycelte Rucksack "Hamburg"
Der ideale Begleiter: Ob ins Büro, zur Uni, zum Kurz-Wander-Trip oder zum alltäglichen Shoppen, der neue Jean&Len Rucksack “Hamburg“ ist ein nachhaltiges 2-in-1-Multifunktionstalent mit jeder Menge organisiertem Stauraum. Ob als Rucksack oder Shopper getragen, überzeugt das aus recycelten PET-Flaschen produzierte Stauwunder mit seinem schlicht-modernem Design. Der lässige Rucksack lässt sich im Handumdrehen als Shopper verwenden: Einfach den Druckknopf der Träger lösen und schon verwandelt sich der Rucksack in eine lässige Shopper-Bag, die Du über der Schulter tragen kannst. Dank des wasserabweisenden Reißverschlussmechanismus und einer Imprägnierung, die schmutz- und nässeabweisend wirkt, hält der Rucksack Wind und Wetter stand. Der Rucksack “Hamburg“ ist in den Farben Graumeliert, Khaki, Navy-Blau oder Schwarz erhältlich.

Das großzügige Hauptfach inklusive einem extra Laptopfach (bis 13,3 Zoll) bietet viel Stauraum für alle Essentials des Alltags. Ein kleineres Außenfach am Rücken eignet sich besonders für wertvolle Gegenstände, damit diese gleichzeitig griffbereit und sicher aufgehoben sind. Für den optimalen Tragekomfort sorgen eine Rückenpolsterung und verstellbare Träger.

Der vegane Rucksack "Kopenhagen"
Style-Upgrade: Der Rucksack „Kopenhagen“ ist ein stylischer und funktionaler Rucksack im begehrten Skandi-Style. Das creme-beige Außenmaterial aus veganem Leder ist schmutzabweisend und leicht zu reinigen. Laptops mit einer Größe von bis zu 13, 3 Zoll können im großzügigen Hauptfach mit extra gepolstertem Laptopfach verstaut werden, wertvolle Gegenstände wie Handys finden im Geheimfach am Rücken Platz.

Die Jean&Len Rücksäcke „Hamburg“ und „Kopenhagen“ sind ab sofort im Onlineshop unter www.jeanlen.de erhältlich.

15.02.2021

ISKO unveils its 2022 Collection Vol.1

ISKO™, a leading denim ingredient brand, has applied its Responsible Innovation™ approach to create a collection with environmental and social responsibility at its heart. Incorporating clever technologies, a myriad of finishes and colors and state-of-the-art production techniques – ISKO works beyond compliance to ensure the highest standards have been met for its latest collection. Style, comfort and new advancements will inspire everyone from passionate denimheads to those on a quest for a comfortable look and feel – from the most laidback setting to the most extravagant occasions.

The collection uses ISKO R-TWO™ fabrics, made of a blend of reused and/or recycled resources. Certified to Textile Exchange environmental credentials, R-TWO ensures full traceability of reused and recycled content, maximizing impact at scale.

Collection 2022 Vol.1 includes four lifestyles, featuring comfort, style, color options and surprising new editions. These are meant to provide inspiration, highlighting and enhancing the properties and benefits of ISKO’s innovations according to specific moods and vibes.

ISKO™, a leading denim ingredient brand, has applied its Responsible Innovation™ approach to create a collection with environmental and social responsibility at its heart. Incorporating clever technologies, a myriad of finishes and colors and state-of-the-art production techniques – ISKO works beyond compliance to ensure the highest standards have been met for its latest collection. Style, comfort and new advancements will inspire everyone from passionate denimheads to those on a quest for a comfortable look and feel – from the most laidback setting to the most extravagant occasions.

The collection uses ISKO R-TWO™ fabrics, made of a blend of reused and/or recycled resources. Certified to Textile Exchange environmental credentials, R-TWO ensures full traceability of reused and recycled content, maximizing impact at scale.

Collection 2022 Vol.1 includes four lifestyles, featuring comfort, style, color options and surprising new editions. These are meant to provide inspiration, highlighting and enhancing the properties and benefits of ISKO’s innovations according to specific moods and vibes.

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Melchior stellt sich für eine nachhaltige Zukunft auf © MGC
MGC - Acabamentos Têxteis, die Muttergesellschaft und gleichzeitiger Veredlungspartner von Melchior Textil, erhielt im Dezember 2020 die STeP-Zertifizierung.
05.01.2021

Melchior stellt sich für eine nachhaltige Zukunft auf

  • Melchior Textil trägt den steigenden Anforderungen an eine seriöse, nachhaltige Produktion Rechnung: Die Muttergesellschaft und gleichzeitiger Veredlungspartner des Unternehmens, die MGC - Acabamentos Têxteis (Ronfe/Portugal), wurde am 9. Dezember 2020 mit dem international anerkannten STeP by Oeko-Tex-Zertifikat ausgezeichnet.

„Das Interesse der Berufskleidungsbranche an nachhaltig produzierten Textilien ist in den vergangenen Jahren deutlich gestiegen. Mit Geweben aus Tencel- und recycelten Polyesterfasern haben wir bereits in der Vergangenheit auf die Nachfrage reagiert. Nun haben wir den Service für unsere Kunden noch einmal umfassend erweitert: Unsere Muttergesellschaft MGC- Acabamentos Têxteis wurde am 9. Dezember 2020 mit dem anerkannten Siegel „Sustainable Textile Production by Oeko-Tex“ (STeP) zertifiziert. Dieses Label ist eine der Vorbedingungen für eine Auszeichnung nachhaltig hergestellter Bekleidung, weshalb die Kollektionen unserer Kunden ab sofort für seröse, international anerkannte Textilsiegel akkreditiert werden können“, freuen sich die beiden Geschäftsführer von Melchior Textil, Manfred Seeber und Dietmar Rohrbach.

  • Melchior Textil trägt den steigenden Anforderungen an eine seriöse, nachhaltige Produktion Rechnung: Die Muttergesellschaft und gleichzeitiger Veredlungspartner des Unternehmens, die MGC - Acabamentos Têxteis (Ronfe/Portugal), wurde am 9. Dezember 2020 mit dem international anerkannten STeP by Oeko-Tex-Zertifikat ausgezeichnet.

„Das Interesse der Berufskleidungsbranche an nachhaltig produzierten Textilien ist in den vergangenen Jahren deutlich gestiegen. Mit Geweben aus Tencel- und recycelten Polyesterfasern haben wir bereits in der Vergangenheit auf die Nachfrage reagiert. Nun haben wir den Service für unsere Kunden noch einmal umfassend erweitert: Unsere Muttergesellschaft MGC- Acabamentos Têxteis wurde am 9. Dezember 2020 mit dem anerkannten Siegel „Sustainable Textile Production by Oeko-Tex“ (STeP) zertifiziert. Dieses Label ist eine der Vorbedingungen für eine Auszeichnung nachhaltig hergestellter Bekleidung, weshalb die Kollektionen unserer Kunden ab sofort für seröse, international anerkannte Textilsiegel akkreditiert werden können“, freuen sich die beiden Geschäftsführer von Melchior Textil, Manfred Seeber und Dietmar Rohrbach.

Voraussetzung für Berufskleidungskollektionen mit Nachhaltigkeitsprädikat

Für die Zertifizierung nach STeP hat MGC - Acabamentos Têxteis, Muttergesellschaft und Veredlungspartner von Melchior Textil, strenge Vorgaben in den Bereichen Chemikalien-, Umwelt und Qualitätsmanagement, soziale Verantwortung sowie Gesundheitsschutz und Arbeitssicherheit erfüllt. Die Auszeichnung mit dem seriösen, selbst durch Greenpeace anerkannten Standard war der krönende Abschluss einer intensiven Vorbereitung. Das Zertifikat ist nun für drei Jahre gültig.

 

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Textilberatung Hamburg

Lamme Textielbeheer supports "Dibella up" with tons of laundry. (c) Lamme Textile Management
Six tons of bed linen, towels and napkins on the way to a new "life". Owner Jan Lamme (left) and Assistant Operations Manager Frank David are collecting for more sustainability in the textile service.
09.12.2020

Lamme Textielbeheer supports "Dibella up" with tons of laundry.

  • "Dibella up" records its first big success

Aalten, "Dibella up" is bearing its first fruits. Since the launch of the recycling concept initiated in August 2020, six tons of sorted laundry items have already been returned to Dibella and converted into new ones by the company in farsighted reuse projects. The customer who has been involved in the project from the very beginning is Lamme Textielbeheer from Nederhorst den Berg. The Dutch textile service provider sees the initiative as an important measure for more appreciation of resources.

  • "Dibella up" records its first big success

Aalten, "Dibella up" is bearing its first fruits. Since the launch of the recycling concept initiated in August 2020, six tons of sorted laundry items have already been returned to Dibella and converted into new ones by the company in farsighted reuse projects. The customer who has been involved in the project from the very beginning is Lamme Textielbeheer from Nederhorst den Berg. The Dutch textile service provider sees the initiative as an important measure for more appreciation of resources.

Dibella has taken the closed-loop approach of the textile service as a model and has taken a step towards a completely closed cycle with the "Dibella up" project. The system includes unlimited reuse and recycling of the fibre raw materials bound in the textiles. To this end, the company's own textile qualities, which are selected from laundries, are taken back and passed on to selected upcycling projects. Polyester-cotton blended fabrics are processed there into high-quality bags. Pure natural fibre textiles as well as blended fabrics with at least 50 percent cotton are chemically converted into an important raw material for cellulose fibre production, while the remaining polyester is still being thermally recycled for technical reasons.

Six tons of laundry from the Netherlands

Lamme Textielbeheer was immediately enthusiastic about the "Dibella up" initiative. The committed company has been involved in various Dibella sustainability projects for many years and recognises the future-oriented character of the new project. "Our will to cooperate was immediately clear after Dibella's managing director Ralf Hellmann presented the upcycling project, because we see it as an important measure for the prudent use of resources," reports Jan Lamme, managing director of the company of the same name. "Within a very short period of time, we therefore jointly started to take back our discarded, no longer usable old textiles. In this way, we have already been able to return six tonnes of laundry for a new product cycle. This corresponds exactly to our idea of upcycling!". "Dibella provides stable, reusable cartons for shipping," says a delighted Frank David, Lamme's Assistant Operations Manager. "This makes collection much easier for us and we don't have to take any means of transport out of our laundry".

Prepared for the mega-trend of recycling management

Dibella would like to build on the initial joint success and further expand the initiative for a closed textile cycle in the industry. "The awareness of sustainability is high in the textile rental service. But the next mega-trend is already emerging. The future lies in closed-loop recycling. With "Dibella up", we are offering our customers the opportunity to get involved now and make resources usable in the long term. We are happy about every new cooperation partner who appreciates the value of textiles as much as we do".

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Design fürs Recycling in der Modebranche verbreiten (c) Hohenstein
Durch kreisförmige Bewegungen wird in dieser Maschine zur Textilprüfung u.a. die Scheuerfestigkeit geprüft
24.08.2020

Design fürs Recycling in der Modebranche verbreiten

  • Recycling ist mehr als eine Mode.

Doch zur Mode soll künftig verstärkt sinnvolles Recycling gehören: Die Menschen in Deutschland kaufen pro Jahr im Schnitt 26 kg Textilien pro Kopf, davon 12-15 kg Bekleidung. Ein hochwertiges Recycling ist angesichts dieser großen Mengen eine große Herausforderung. Zum verbesserten Recycling gehört Kreislaufwirtschaft, die schon beim Design von Produkten ans „Leben danach“, nämlich das nächste oder erneuerte Erzeugnis denkt. Wie das für Kleidung funktionieren kann, zeigen wir exemplarisch am Beispiel eines aktuellen Forschungsprojekts: Teil 2 unserer Serie zum Design für Recycling.

  • Recycling ist mehr als eine Mode.

Doch zur Mode soll künftig verstärkt sinnvolles Recycling gehören: Die Menschen in Deutschland kaufen pro Jahr im Schnitt 26 kg Textilien pro Kopf, davon 12-15 kg Bekleidung. Ein hochwertiges Recycling ist angesichts dieser großen Mengen eine große Herausforderung. Zum verbesserten Recycling gehört Kreislaufwirtschaft, die schon beim Design von Produkten ans „Leben danach“, nämlich das nächste oder erneuerte Erzeugnis denkt. Wie das für Kleidung funktionieren kann, zeigen wir exemplarisch am Beispiel eines aktuellen Forschungsprojekts: Teil 2 unserer Serie zum Design für Recycling.

Getränkeflaschen aus dem Kunststoff PET eignen sich schon heute aufgrund ihrer Sortenreinheit ideal fürs Recycling, und zwar nicht nur für Verpackungen. Unter dem Motto „Von der Faser zur Faser“ nutzt das die angewandte Forschung im Verbundprojekt DiTex für Mietwäsche. Die eingesetzten Fasern stammen aus recycelten PET-Flaschen, die Mietwäsche selbst soll nach ihrem ersten Lebenszyklus wieder zu Wäsche recycelt werden. „Mietwäsche eignet sich auch deshalb gut fürs Konzept ‚Design for Recycling‘, weil sich ihre Nutzung genau nachvollziehen lässt, was optimale Voraussetzungen fürs Recycling bietet“, erläutert Projektleiterin Dr. Anja Gerhardts vom Forschungsinstitut Hohenstein. Das Institut aus Baden-Württemberg ist in dem vom Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW) initiierten und koordinierten Vorhaben für Textilprüfungen und Produktspezifikationen zuständig. Fürs Nutzen statt Besitzen entwickeln die Verbundpartner je eine kreislauffähige Linie von Bettwäsche sowie von Polo- und Businesshemden. Die Hemden dienen als Dienstkleidung für Polizei und Rettungsdienst.

Intelligentes Etikett speichert Informationen Über den gesamten Nutzungskreislauf wird die Wäsche mit einer digitalen Tracking-ID ausgestattet. Dieses „intelligente“ Etikett speichert Informationen wie Faserherkunft, Materialkomposition und Beschaffenheit des Textils. Dadurch können Recyclingunternehmen die Produkte besser sortieren, den Recycling-Anteil erhöhen und aufwerten. In zahlreichen Waschversuchen wird in Hohenstein nun getestet, wie gut das Tracking-Tool sich bewährt, wie es um Reißfestigkeit, Weißgrad, Farbqualität, Haltbarkeit und Tragekomfort der Textilien bestellt ist, wenn sie im gewerblichen Textilservice bis zu 200 Mal gewaschen, geschleudert und getrocknet werden. „In DiTex bringen wir Nutzer, Beschaffer und Recycler von Textilien an einen Tisch, um kreislauffähiges Produktdesign Realität werden zu lassen“, erläutert Anja Gerhardts.

„Praxisnahe Forschung zu Fasern und Textilien gehört zu den Kernkompetenzen vieler unserer Institute, sei es für Industrieprodukte oder für verbrauchernahe Erzeugnisse. Projekte wie DiTex zeigen innovative Lösungen zum Design fürs Recycling. Durch den interdisziplinären Ansatz in unserem Verbund können auch andere Branchen von solchen Lösungen lernen“, erklärt die Geschäftsführerin der Zuse-Gemeinschaft, Dr. Annette Treffkorn.

More information:
Zuse-Gemeinschaft Recycling
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Zuse-Gemeinschaft

First Swiss “Community Mask” with TESTEX label by Schoeller Textil AG and Forster Rohner AG Photo: Schoeller Textil AG
First Swiss “Community Mask” with TESTEX label by Schoeller Textil AG and Forster Rohner AG
21.08.2020

First Swiss “Community Mask” with TESTEX label by Schoeller Textil AG and Forster Rohner AG

With immediate effect, the first fabric mask with the official “TESTEX Community Mask” test label is available from the two Swiss textile firms, Schoeller Textil AG and Forster Rohner AG. Since May, the companies have been able to offer their masks with official EMPA recommendation. The sustainable and economical quality products consist primarily of recycled performance fabric which can be recycled once again at the end of its service life.

Swiss cooperation
With the product from the two companies based in the east of Switzerland, Schoeller Textil AG and Forster Rohner AG, the Swiss market now boasts the first textile mask featuring the label “TESTEX Community Mask”. Together with the EMPA, TESTEX has developed a testing procedure which analyses textile masks with regard to their filter function, spray resistance, comfort of wear, reusability and additionally skin-friendliness of the textiles. By now, numerous Swiss and international consumers, as well as the employees of major companies (e.g. transport companies) have satisfied themselves of the suitability of the Swiss Community Masks for everyday use.

With immediate effect, the first fabric mask with the official “TESTEX Community Mask” test label is available from the two Swiss textile firms, Schoeller Textil AG and Forster Rohner AG. Since May, the companies have been able to offer their masks with official EMPA recommendation. The sustainable and economical quality products consist primarily of recycled performance fabric which can be recycled once again at the end of its service life.

Swiss cooperation
With the product from the two companies based in the east of Switzerland, Schoeller Textil AG and Forster Rohner AG, the Swiss market now boasts the first textile mask featuring the label “TESTEX Community Mask”. Together with the EMPA, TESTEX has developed a testing procedure which analyses textile masks with regard to their filter function, spray resistance, comfort of wear, reusability and additionally skin-friendliness of the textiles. By now, numerous Swiss and international consumers, as well as the employees of major companies (e.g. transport companies) have satisfied themselves of the suitability of the Swiss Community Masks for everyday use.

Recyclable fabric made with 60 % recycled fibres
The high-quality fabric components in the mask were developed by the innovative Rheintal-based company Schoeller Textil AG. The two-layer polyester fabric is hydrophilic (having an affinity to water) on the outside and hydrophobic (water-repelling) on the outside and furthermore features an antibacterial finish. Thanks to the cotton-like feel, the fabric offers pleasant wearing comfort. The sustainable fabric consists of 60 % recycled fibres. Within the framework of the wear2wear recycling cooperation (www.wear2wear.org), the masks can be recycled once again when they reach the end of their life cycle.

The reusable mask is made up by Forster Rohner AG in St. Gallen and in its European subsidiaries. It impresses with optimum fit and tested skin tolerance. All components of
the mask comply with the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. The testing process screens for numerous controlled and non-controlled substances. Masks with the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 label are safe to wear. Forster Rohner also added a fashion component to the technicallyinnovative mask. The subsidiary, Jakob Schlaepfer AG, created a special print for the mask of the kind otherwise only developed for famous couture and prêt-à-porter fashion labels around the world. In addition to white and plain-coloured masks, a limited edition of available print designs emerges, or specific colours or even individual print designs are created for major customers.

The Nordic countries’ first industrial end-of-life textile refinement plant will open in Paimio in 2021. (c)Paimion
Rester Paimio end-of-life textile refinement
18.08.2020

The Nordic countries’ first industrial end-of-life textile refinement plant will open in Paimio in 2021.

Rester Oy, which is developing the plant in Paimio, recycles companies' end-of-life textiles, and Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy (LSJH), which will hire a production area at the same facility, processes households' end-of-life textiles. The plant will process 12,000 tonnes of end-of-life textiles every year, which represents about 10% of Finland’s textile waste.

The textile industry’s end-of-life textile problem is intolerable. Natural resources are increasingly used to manufacture products, but these materials are lost at the end of their life cycle. About 100 million kilograms of textile waste are generated annually in Finland alone. Reusing this material could reduce the textile industry’s carbon footprint and significantly reduce the use of natural resources.

Rester Oy, which is developing the plant in Paimio, recycles companies' end-of-life textiles, and Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy (LSJH), which will hire a production area at the same facility, processes households' end-of-life textiles. The plant will process 12,000 tonnes of end-of-life textiles every year, which represents about 10% of Finland’s textile waste.

The textile industry’s end-of-life textile problem is intolerable. Natural resources are increasingly used to manufacture products, but these materials are lost at the end of their life cycle. About 100 million kilograms of textile waste are generated annually in Finland alone. Reusing this material could reduce the textile industry’s carbon footprint and significantly reduce the use of natural resources.

Rester Oy and LSJH will drive the textile sector towards a circular economy and begin processing textile waste as an industrial raw material. The Nordic countries’ first industrial end-of-textile refinement plant will open in Paimio in 2021. The 3,000-square-metre plant is being developed by Rester Oy, which recycles companies' end-of-life textiles and industrial waste materials. LSJH, which processes households’ end-of-life textiles on its production line, will hire part of the plant.

Outi Luukko, Rester Oy’s board chair, says, “The processing plant will begin a new era of textile circular economy in Finland. As industry pioneers, we are launching a system change in Scandinavia. The transition of the textile industry from a linear model to a circular economy is essential, as virgin materials cannot sustain the current structure of the textile industry. And why should it, when there is so much recyclable material available?”

From the perspective of Rester Oy’s main owner, work clothing supplier Touchpoint, the circular economy plant not only represents resource efficiency, but is also necessary from the perspective of the entire life cycle of a responsible work clothing collection.

Luukko adds, “Finding a local solution to a global problem is a huge leap in the right direction and raises Finland's profile as a pioneer of circular economy."

The future plant will be able to process 12,000 tonnes of end-of-life textiles annually, which represents about 10% of Finland’s textile waste. Both production lines produce recycled fibre, which can be used for various industrial applications, including yarn and fabric, insulating materials for construction and shipping industries, acoustic panels, composites, non-woven and filter materials, and other technical textiles, such as geo-textiles.

LSJH is piloting a full-scale refinement plant

LSJH has launched a pilot production line for processing households' end-of-life textiles. Unfortunately, consumers' end-of-life textiles are heterogeneous, making them a challenging raw material for further processing. Before processing, the textiles are sorted by material into various fibre classes using optical identification technology developed by LSJH and its partners. This ensures the quality of the raw material and the resulting fibre products.

Jukka Heikkilä, managing director for Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto, explains: “On the basis of the experiences gathered from the pilot project, Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto is preparing a full-scale refinement plant in the Turku region. As soon as 2023, the plant will process Finnish households' end-of-life textiles. The project involves all waste treatment plants owned by Finnish municipalities.”

Paimio has ambitious goals for circular economy companies

Rester’s initiative aims to create a circular economy cluster in Paimio that combines the processing and reuse of end-of-life textile fibres. Paimion Kehitys Oy, which is owned by the City of Paimio and the local association of enterprises, supports the development of circular economy companies in Paimio.

Mika Ingi, managing director for Paimion Kehitys Oy, says, “We want to step out of our traditional municipal role and create significant added value for everyone taking part. That is why we are involved in the development of a new modern service model based on ecosystem thinking. We are piloting the textile cluster, followed in the coming years by clusters focusing on plastic, construction, and energy. The aim of our service is to support and help develop new profitable business by bringing circular economy companies and their potential customers to innovate together."

The foundation stone of the processing plant was laid today (18 August 2020). The processing plant will begin operations in February 2021.