SupplyCompass recently spoke to Paqui Ferrer, Marketing Director of Recover, upcycling textile waste into high-value yarns in Spain, on the history of the business and their post-pandemic visions for the circular economy and fashion industry.
The most common form of recycled polyester is known as rPET, which comes from discarded clear plastic bottles instead of raw petrochemicals. This article delves into the rPET process of how plastic bottles are turned into yarn that's increasingly used in the fashion world.
Econyl is a form of nylon that is made entirely from waste products. It is made from a range of post-consumer waste including abandoned fishing nets, carpets, and rigid textiles and aims to be a green alternative to the original product which is made from a derivative of oil.