Blog: Closed loop continues to gain traction

Petah Marian | 14 June 2013

Much seems to have changed in the four months since I last looked at closed loop. 

When I last spoke to the industry about closed loop, many were interested, but also emphasised the many challenges faced by those interested in recycling fibres - weakness in mechanically recycled fibres, to issues with dyeability in chemically recycled polyester.

Yet, at the Made-By conference last Friday, G-Star and Kuyichi talked about how they were both integrating recycled cotton fibres into their denim ranges. 

Dutch denim brand Kuyichi has an interesting background, formed by Dutch NGO Solidaridad after it couldn't find a market for organic cotton it had developed in Peru during 2000. 

For those interested in what the fibre recycling process looks like, this stylish video made by Swedish premium denim brand Nudie Jeans explains all: 


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