The clothing and textile sector is one of the most environmentally polluting in the world, and in addition the working and living conditions of employees in this industrystill can be improved. At WEAR2GO we are convinced that by working together we can improve and make the value chain of clothing production sustainable by facilitating the reuse of end-of-life textiles.
What causes the impediment of circularity in the clothing industry?
In order to convert end-of-life products into a raw material for a new product, the used and different materials must be separated into mono-flows. This means sorted by waste type and that’s where weencounter obstacles. Take high-visibility clothing, for instance a safety vest. To this day, such a garment ends in the incinerator at the end of its life cycle, because the applied signalling tapes cannot be removed efficiently. That could be better and more sustainable. Wear2 Ecostitching Technology has been developed specifically to make this easily possible.
How do we approach this?
With the application of Wear2® Ecostitching Technology, it is possible to quickly remove such tapes from high-visibility clothingwithout cutting, intensive treatment with a seam ripperor tearing. Other types of textile, zippers, buttons, labels, tags, logos and emblems are also separated in no time. This offers efficient, affordable options for the sustainable processing of large volumes of end-of-life textiles.