WEAR2GO has focused on the efficiency, accessibility and affordability of technologies that make a circular textile concept in the clothing industry possible. To be able to process textiles in a sustainable manner, complete clothing disassembling is necessary. Of the large quantities of textiles, which cannot yet be separated into pure mono-flows, a small part is eligible for downcycling. Unfortunately, the rest disappears in incinerators. Like it is today. In our vision, an unnecessary waste of valuable resources.
Wear2™ Ecostitching Technology
This technology was developed in 2014 at the initiative of the British government by various knowledge institutes and innovating sustainable companies. The aim was to create a solution for end-of-life textiles and to avoid the environmental pollution with focus on a new waste processing system. Wear2™ Ecostitching makes it possible to separate various textile types and accessories from each other within 60 seconds, without damaging the materials. Upcycling will only be possible after creating mono-flows.
How does this clothing disassembly technique work?
WEAR2™ Ecostitching Technology uses Wear2™ Thread combined with microwave technology. Wear2™ Thread is an innovative, patented sewing thread that consists of recycled polyester in combination with an innovative core composition partly consisting of Copper Sulfide. These can be processed in a garment in exactly the same way as regular yarns. Microwave technology breaks the core of the yarn, guaranteeing complete disassembly at the end of its life. This technology makes the dismantling of clothing less labour-intensive, making the processing of large volumes possible and therefore considerably cheaper.