Closing the loop in the textiles industry


To optimise (re)use of material and natural resources in NWE

Project Summary

The Fibersort is a technology that automatically sorts large volumes of garments and finished products by fiber composition. This allows them to be recycled into new, high quality textiles. Once sorted, these materials become reliable, consistent input materials for high value textile to textile recyclers. High value recycling technologies can transition low value waste into new, high value textiles, and they are a critical link in the circular supply chain. Therefore, the Fibersort is a key technology that will enable textile resources to cycle repeatedly through the supply chain. Once commercialized, it will create a tipping point for a new, circular textile industry.


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Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Address Email Website
Circle Economy 532 Keizersgracht
Amsterdam
1017 EK
Netherlands
traci@circle-economy.com circle-economy.com
Name Email Country
Smart Fibersorting B.V. bon@wieland.nl Netherlands
Valvan Baling Systems lucie.ackerman@valvan.com Belgium
Stichting Leger des Heils ReShare simon.smedinga@legerdesheils.nl Netherlands
Worn Again Footwear & Accessories Ltd. cyndi@wornagain.co.uk United Kingdom
Procotex Corporation S.A. n.douchy@procotex.com Belgium

News


Fibersort at the European Technology Platform (ETP) conference

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We hear so much about how bad the apparel industry is, however there is so much great work happening in textiles today. Picture a room full of European research projects, innovators, industry leaders, and policy-makers eager to present their work and discuss a better future. This is an inspiring scene for someone deeply entangled in transforming the linear system, and it is exactly what the Fibersort team found at the European Technology Platform (ETP) conference in Brussels on 30-31 March. Read More


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