Dissolvable threads for smart garment recycling - Innovation @ E2Expo
Updated : December 2020
Threads that dissolve in hot water to facilitate garment recycling
Textile recycling is a time-consuming, costly process involving manual removal of zippers and buttons. Resortecs solves this problem by producing a dissolvable stitching thread for easy repair and recycling of garments. Used in attaching trimmings, such as zippers, buttons and fasteners, the threads are aimed at garment repair, recycling and reusing materials from unsold stock by dissolving when exposed to heat at temperatures of 160-200 deg C.
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The technology helps in reducing the cost volatility of virgin materials, encourages new business models such as textiles repair and sharing, optimize delabeling and re-manufacturing of unused inventory, improve the quality of second hand textiles and more.
Resortecs’ thread does not require modifications in manufacturing or design. The company in collaboration with unspun, a jeans manufacturer has assisted in reducing the carbon emissions by about 27% by minimizing wastage and use of virgin materials.
The company has received Global Change Award's recognition and an award prize of €150,000 in 2018.