Recover® has created a closed-loop upcycling system that collects fabric waste from used clothing and garment manufacturing scraps from around the globe, sorts it by color, shreds it, and spins the recycled material into yarns which are then used in the construction of new products like the Fisherman Beanie. By sorting the fabrics by color, Recover® is able to eliminate the use of water as no dying is necessary. The upcycled cotton is then strengthened with the addition of carrier fibers, including hemp and organic cotton, to form a premium yarn for production. The final outcome is a yarn that can be knit, woven, and sewn into a new garment.
To continue the closed-loop cycle and keep clothing from landfills, donate your worn-out clothing to your local used clothing non-profit organization as they are major clothing recyclers.