Recycling of fabric is a solution to fashion’s waste problem, namely the huge surplus of garments that end up in landfill sites or are burnt. What started as a threat to the environment, is now a serious problem. All clothing has a useful second life, and with more clothes recycle bins in the community, it provides a place of where to recycle fabric and also fabric scraps.
To make fashion production more circular, recycling of garments needs to be incorporated into the current production cycle. So let’s have a look at recycling clothing textiles to make new clothes and find different uses.