The process can take in pure and blended polyester and cotton textiles (with up to 20% other fibres and contaminants), which means over 75% of all non-rewearable textiles, collected by the end of use collection industry, are suitable as feedstock. PET bottles and packaging can be used as feedstock and the technology is also applicable to PET bottles and packaging as a standalone process.
The company is currently in the optimisation and scaling phase of developments in preparation for industrialisation and licensing.
Worn Again has been selected as an innovator company to participate in the Accelerator Programme at Fashion for Good, an Amsterdam based initiative, originally founded by the C&A Foundation. Worn Again is also a member of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), Textile Exchange's rPET working group, Circle Economy and EU funded Fibersort sorting technology project.
Worn Again is working with key strategic partners to complete developments and take its innovation to market. During this time, the company will continue to engage key players around the 'supply and return loop', including brands/retailers, producers, feedstock collectors, and potential licensees to become part of its rapid expansion plan.
The goal is to enable brands, retailers and supply chains in industries using PET and cellulosic raw materials, to achieve their public commitments of 100% circular sourcing, thereby paving the way for others to follow.