Circular Materials

Manteco: Turning Trash Into Textiles

With over 80 years of experience recycling wool, Italian mill Manteco’s mission is to recycle cutting waste and unsellable takeback inventory into recycled wool fabrics that feel as luxurious as virgin fibres.

Recycled wool: as good as new

Manteco’s CEO Marco Mantellasi says his biggest challenge has been changing the preconceptions that recycled wool is lower quality than virgin fibres. Italian mill Manteco are turning “MWool®”, “with its luxurious, really fine handle”, into a recognisable gold standard for recycled wool. 

High performing and high end, it has all the same properties as virgin wool yet is made from pre-consumer fabric waste and post-consumer garment waste. It also comes with a life…

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