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Denim waste management and production program for use of reused and recycled raw materials

Updated : 27-Oct-2020

Stakeholders

  • Sourcing professionals
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals
  • Textile waste management professionals

R-TWO programme

Isko launched the R-TWO programme, which reduces the amount of raw materials by relying on a mix of reused cotton and recycled polyester, improving sourcing efficiency throughout the entire field-to fabric production. Avoidance of any kind of waste right at the heart of the program, they provide solutions for how to source, reuse and dispose of any and all materials used.

Organisation

Isko

Country

Turkey

Sustainability Benefits

Producing recycled polyester uses less energy than making virgin polyester and reduces the dependence on petroleum as a raw material. - Reduce the production’s overall carbon footprint.

USP

  • This verification process offerrs full clarity into the traceability of reused cotton.
  • Avoidance of any kind of waste right at the heart of the program, they provide solutions for how to source, reuse and dispose of any and all materials used.

How does this work?

Where waste is completely unavoidable, it will be reused, recycled, or recover wasted resources. This includes energy recovery. When disposal is the only viable option, they manage it in the most environmentally responsible way possible to help recover the energy resources that went into making the product. While making their denim, they use recycled cotton and polyester made out of recycled PET.

About the Company

Isko is a part of Sanko Group's Textile division. Sanko Group is one of the largest conglomerates in the world and is active in a wide variety of sectors, from construction and energy to packaging, financial services, healthcare, and education. Isko™’s mission is to always keep in touch with the latest trends and also to anticipate times. Isko’s research center is certified by the Turkish government and it consists of more than 25 textile engineers, specialists in creating new denim products. Their waste management innovations reduce the environmental performance impact from yarn to fabric production, by using reused and recycled materials.

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