Collaboration with Renewcell: further commitment to closing the textile cycle

TEXAID has signed an agreement with the Swedish recycling company Renewcell so that some of the collected used textiles that are no longer wearable can be further processed using a chemical recycling process. With this TEXAID is taking another step in its efforts to close the textile cycle permanently.

42 percent are no longer wearable
About 42 percent of the textiles that the TEXAID Group collects are no longer wearable and have to be put to new use (mostly through downcycling). Efforts to recycle these textile qualities in the most sustainable and ecologically sensible way possible have been increasing for some years, also because the proportion of low-quality textiles is steadily rising. The partnership with Renewcell opens up another door to reuse these low-quality textiles in a meaningful way.

Prerequisite for high-quality recycling
One of the prerequisites for high-quality recycling is the specific, professional sorting of textiles. The TEXAID Group has a capacity of over 40,000 tonnes with its 4 sorting facilities and years of experience.

Production of circulose as raw material for new fibres
Renewcell processes discarded textiles into a type of pulp at their new plant in Sundsvall (Sweden). This can then be processed into viscose fibres. Renewcell has developed a patented process for this. Textiles that contain cellulose can therefore be processed into circulose, a sustainable raw material for new fibres. These fibres are then used in the production of new clothing and the textile cycle is closed a little bit more.

TEXAID, together with Renewcell, is pleased to take another step towards a more sustainable textile economy and to contribute to closing the textile cycle.

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