Would you be more likely to dump your unwanted garments in a used-clothes bin if you knew that they were being remade into next year’s fashion?
With the British high street churning out more and more cheap clothing, consumers shopping as if there is no tomorrow, and waste landfill sites becoming excessively bombarded with textiles, it is refreshing to see that there is still a fight for the sustainability of fashion and reduction of fashion's carbon footprint. Experts estimate that British consumers throw out more than a million tonnes of textiles in the form of clothes and other products every year, wasting textiles as if they were infinite! At the rate we are going we need a more sustainable and eco friendly answer.
A consortium in Northern Europe is creating a machine that can easily, quickly and efficiently sort recycled clothing into different fabrics to be able to recycle fabrics of the same fibers instantly and accurately, thus reducing production cost of fabrics and in turn decreasing landfill sites. Although it is still early days for the fabric sorter, it will allow for a larger market of people to recycle their clothes (instead of merely throwing them away) and see last years jumper as this years newest must-have!
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