Recycled textiles are used as raw material for recycled table linen, aprons and multipurpose cloths. The recycled textiles are cut-offs from the garment industry of Bangladesh as it is one of the largest garment producers. This industry produces tons of waste every year, causing huge problems for the environment. Reusing this waste to create new soft and strong yarn out of it, not only contributes to protecting biodiversity but also helps to protect people in the surrounding area of open landfills which are often not properly managed.

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Compared to non-recycled yarn, 1 kilogram of recycled yarn saves:

  • 7 kilograms of CO2
  • 5889 liters of water
  • 6 m2 of land
  • 6 MJ of energy

From harvesting until the end product, the entire process is executed by hand and/or with the support of simple traditional tools. Multiple people have to be involved, which means more jobs and income for the rural communities.

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