The demand, size and pricing parameters for post-consumer textiles' end-markets still present major uncertainties. While a few technologies for certain materials are already at scale, certainty on the future of recycled textiles remains limited. This is due to the relative immaturity of most recycling technologies, as well as brands and consumers’ lack of in-depth understanding of the availability and potential of recycled fibres and fabrics made from post-consumer textiles.
What can you do to help?
Invest in and/or lead the development and scaling of recycling technologies for pure or blended materials by partnering with brands, manufacturers or other relevant organisations.
Assess funding opportunities to innovate or implement existing hardware and non-compatible label removal solutions.