Textile supply chain partners involved in upcycling end-of-life textiles are often inventive, and always establish a number of criteria that must be met by the start.
The textile to be processed must be a monomaterial and as pure as possible. If there is any mixing with another raw material, such as Lycra or a coating, this must be known in advance.
The origin and composition of the materials must be known with certainty, as only then can a good result be expected. This is the only way to prevent additional costs and disappointment.
Due to functionality, sport and outdoor clothing usually consist of different types of fabrics and accessories, such as logos, labels, zippers, reflective materials, or other protective or lifespan-extending (textile) components.
Wear2® Ecostitching Technology makes possible to fully disassemble clothing into monomaterials when it reaches the end of its lifespan, and then process it at a high level, even in a circular way.
The digital platform www.wear2go.materials-exchange.com, linked to the RFID chip attached to the clothing, provides insight into the raw materials as used.