Recycled Yarns & Circular Economy

The fabrics that would be considered simply WASTE, or destined for incineration or landfills, are separated by colors, treated and prepared to bring new recycled yarns to life.

Allcost’s focus on textile innovation and sustainable alternative results in environmentally friendly products made from Recycled Yarns, exploring new methods of resource management, promoting an innovative circular economy with a focus on the textile sector. Find out how these products are made.

Recycled Yarns – How are they made?

Recycled yarns originate from textile waste, based on two types, depending on the place of origin: post-industral (pre-consumer) waste and post-consumer waste.

Post-industrial textile wastes are generated with manufacturing of finished items such as apparel, home textiles and furnishings, among others, and considered the purest form of waste, made contamination-free (without chemicals, oils, dirt, tapes, etc.). They come from wastage in yarn production, fabric, cutting sector. Also, this waste can be sorted fabric wise thus needing less time for sorting and segregation before recycling.

Post-consumer textile wastes are generated after the useful life of the finished textile products, as used garments, fabric sheets, home furnishings, and need to be processed differently in order to eliminate ribbons, fasteners, buttons, embroidery, which ultimately increases the cost.

Discover the main benefits

*Textile waste is prevented from being disposed of in landfills or from being incinerated, corroborating with the circularity of the production process;
*Decrease environmental impact
, mainly the negative impacts of cotton farming as water consumption, CO2 emissions, intensive land use;
The amount of energy, water and dyestuff use is reduced since recycled yarns most commonly are sorted by color;
Since fabric scraps are usually colored, after recycling further dyeing is not required, as the yarn is already dyed or results in beautiful Mélange effects, among others.

The recycled cotton fiber is usually spun with virgin cotton or recycled polyester to improve the quality because recycled cotton has short fiber lengths and is weaker than its virgin counterpart. Discover our Mouliné collection, produced by twisting two recycled yarns to create sophisticated products, whether Bath towels, Robes, Bedding, and everything your customers need.

Allcost and Aquatowel ensures once again to its clients special products, quality, innovation and the best in Premium Textiles Made in Portugal.