Insider Series: Recover Turns Textile Waste Into Valuable Yarn

Textile Exchange interviews Alfredo Ferre, CEO of Hilaturas Ferre & Recovertex.

Q: Does recycled cotton generate more waste during production than virgin cotton?

The total waste percentage in the Recover process is 15%, 5% in the recycling process and 10% in the spinning process. Not much more than when spinning virgin fibers, where there is 8% waste. Most of our waste fibres are collected and going to downcycling applications (e.g. insulation).

Q: How does Recover's recycled cotton compare in quality to virgin cotton? 

We always say that Recover yarns are a ‘different …

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