On Earth Day (April 22), and through Earth Week, the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) Association is reinforcing its message to consumers and industry to help preserve the Earth's wildlife by reusing and recycling textiles (any fabric made of interlacing fibers such as clothing, towels, bed sheets and much more), thereby significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Finnish textile startup Infinited Fiber Company signs new partnerships with H&M Group, Fortum and Virala
Infinited Fiber Company Ltd. (IFC) has raised 3.7 million euros in funding from investors, including H&M Group, Fortum and Virala. IFC is currently running a 50-ton pilot plant in Finland and plans to increase the annual capacity of the next generation sustainable textile fiber production up to 500 tons in order to meet the growing demand from the market.
On February 20th, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Director Scott Smithline approved the most recent Five-Year Plan submitted by Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE).
Cintas Corporation has announced its collaboration with JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., which will debut a new collection of wardrobe essentials across 51 of the brand's hotels worldwide. In addition to the new collection launch, JW Marriott properties in the U.S. will participate in a unique garment-recycling program managed by Cintas that responsibly reuses the brand's retired uniform line.
SUTERA Canada Inc. has developed a new textile collection solution designed to prevent accidents and deaths associated with the use of traditional clothing collection bins.