Using less to do more
RECYCLED FIBRESRecycling old textiles and waste products reduces the ecological footprint of many fibres. Recycling used textiles thus plays just as important a role as the use of production residue.
Despite the complex recycling process, there is a considerable reduction in the amount of energy, CO2 emissions or chemicals used as opposed to the production of new fibres. In addition, areas under cultivation, crude oil deposits or environmental damage caused by raising livestock can be reduced or eliminated altogether. What normally ends up in landfills or gets incinerated forms the raw material for new products and helps close the material life cycle.
The processing of used textiles and wool-based production residue has been a tradition in Italy for decades. We, too, have been using this resource-saving alternative together with our partners for many years now.
We already use recycled polyester on a small scale. The fibres are mainly obtained from recycled PET bottles (rPET) and are certified by our manufacturer and are indeed made from waste materials.