production

 
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1. collecting, sorting & recycling waste

The raw material is collected from two main sources – cutting clips from CMT factories and yarn waste from spinning / weaving mills. We then sort it by quality and color. The color of the waste, defines the color of the final product. No dyeing is needed. Each quality/colour is mechanically opened back into fibres. We focus on keeping the fibre length as long as possible, for the finest yarn quality.

 
 
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2. blending

The mechanically opened cotton waste can be mixed with chemically recycled polyester or viscose fibres to reach a specific functionality depending on the final use of the fabric.

 
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3. Spinning

The mixed recycled fibres are spun into yarns. This part of the process is the same as with spinning fresh fibres.

 
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4. knitting & weaving

The yarns are knitted or woven depending on the final use of the fabric.

 
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5. finishing

Also depending on the final use of the fabric, there are multiple ways of finishing the process, such as compacting, brushing and washing.

 
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6. CMT

This process includes cutting, making, printing and trimming of the final product