recycled cotton



Cotton can be recycled from pre-consumer waste, which comes from any excess material produced during the production of yarn, fabrics and textile products, or post -consumer waste, which comes from discarded textile products, e.g. used apparel and home textiles. There is a technological challenge of recycling cotton as these fibres are shorter than virgin fibres, making them more difficult to spin. Thus, recycled cotton is often blended with virgin cotton fibres to improve the quality of the yarns. Regardless of whether it is produced conventionally or more sustainably, cotton remains a land and resource -intensive material.