The mission of Pure Waste Textiles is to steer the textile industry in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly direction. The company manufactures 100 percent recycled threads, fabrics and ready-made clothing.
The process involves the collection of cuttings and thread waste from textile industry and sorting by quality and colour. After this, the waste is mechanically opened, returning to its fibre form, from which it is then spun as thread and knit/woven into fabric. From fabrics, Pure Waste produces finished products for their own and their clients’ collections.
The biggest advantages of this process come from the saving of virgin raw materials and pure water. The production of Pure Waste does not use virgin raw materials; the products are made of 100 percent recycled materials. A significant amount of water is conserved when there is no need to cultivate new cotton or dye the material. A T-shirt from Pure Waste Textiles saves 2,700 litres of water when compared with an equivalent cotton T-shirt.
In recent years, the company’s research and development projects have concentrated on developing recycling processes for new thread and fabric grades, but in parallel to this, it is looking into the possibility of using post-consumer textiles as raw materials in the future.