The industry for the production of textile fibers is one of the most polluting industries in the world. It is also an important industry when you consider that we consume about 13 kg textiles per capita per year in the western countries. This number doesn’t include only clothes, but also for example bed linen and interior for houses and cars. Each year as much as 75 billion kg new textile fibers are produced worldwide.
It would be a shame not to use these fibers again so luckily mankind has been reusing textiles since forever. For example by passing on clothing to family and friends or by using worn-out material as wiping rags.
We distinguish two types of re-use, product re-use and material re-use.
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