OSOMTEX®: Reusing Textile Waste to Create New Fabrics
OSOMTEX®is a patent-pending technology that uses mixed discarded post-consumer and post-industrial textile waste to create new garments, that otherwise would end up in a landfill. It is composed of 70% post-consumer discarded clothing (average of 68% polyester, 27% cotton, and 5% other fabrics) and 30% polyester.
UPCYCLETEX LLC repurposes millions of pounds of textile waste per year to create high-quality upcycled yarns and fabrics. The process uses zero water, dyes, or harsh chemicals, thus eliminating the need for resources like cotton and polyester, thus saving on water usage and greenhouse gas emissions. The process recycles without having to sort or cut buttons, zippers, tags, etc., by using state of the art technology. OSOMTEX®, is the world’s first technology that uses over 85% of recycled content in the final upcycled yard.
Recently, the manufacturer has started programs to collect directly from brands and companies, thus offering a completely closed-loop system from collection to upcycled yarn. The material is naturally flame-retardant and water-resistant due to the upcycled polyester content. It is also commercially tested for furniture and building applications. It comes in several yarn counts and can be customized by material and the type of weave and color. Applications are for home, fashion, accessories, and furniture.
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