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Recycling fabric is an easy, but a creative process and has been in place for a long time. It reduces pollution, saves energy that would otherwise be used on transportation, coloring and dying on new products. Most of all, recycling textiles helps by saving water, that would be used for treating and washing new materials.
Clothing recycling relies on collection of all sorts of post-industrial consumer and manufacturing fabric waste, household textiles, clothing scraps etc. It is being manually sorted depending on its type, color and condition.
Wearable clothing may still be resold or donated, unwearable pieces are then cut into fibers and carded in order to clean and mix them. If the material is of a high quality, there are no obstacles preventing us from mixing it with a newly produced one. If not, it may still be used for production of textile parts we do not directly touch or see, such as carpet underlay.
According to the statistics, nearly half of the materials we throw into the recycling containers can still be reused – it is being sold in our home country or (in over 60 per cent of the cases) exported to poorer countries as a functional product. Many African countries rely on second-hand clothing, as a majority of their people dress themselves in those.