Accelerating Circularity Unveils T-Shirts Made Of Recycled Textiles

CAMPBELL HALL, N.Y. — June 13, 2023 — The mission of Accelerating Circularity is to catalyze new supply chains and business models to turn spent textiles into mainstream raw materials. ACP is an action-oriented nonprofit focused on textile-to-textile recycling at a commercial scale through a collaborative, stake-holder lead approach.

“These T-Shirts demonstrate what is possible through the collaborative efforts of our partners. The 100-percent cotton tees were made from 26/1 yarn by Giotex from a combination of recycled post- consumer textiles, post-industrial textiles, and virgin cotton.” shared Karla Magruder, founder, and president of Accelerating Circularity. “The touch and physical performance e.g., shrinkage, pilling, etc. is comparable to 100-percent virgin cotton and therefore can be scaled commercially as well as recycled in future. The feedstock for the post-consumer textiles was from Bank and Vogue and exemplifies Putting Textiles to Good Use ™.”

“Giotex is a founding member of Accelerating Circularity,” said Angela Boswell, Accelerating Circularity U.S. project director.” We introduced them to Bank and Vogue as a supplier of high- quality post-consumer feedstock for recycling. ACP is a do-tank, that demonstrates that textile-to-textile circular systems are feasible and worth engaging in for the entire supply chain.”

Accelerating Circularity is in the process of running commercial-scale trials of textile-to-textile recycling for denim, tee shirts, fleece, workwear, and towels in partnership with waste collectors/sorters, recyclers, mills, brands/retailer companies in the USA and Europe.

Please see our website for more information on our work and trials

Posted: June 13, 2023

Source: Accelerating Circularity