Textiles Monday 21 September 2020
15 September 2020

MPs urge government to fund UK fabric recycling

A cross-party group of MPs has called on the government to increase funding given to fabric recycling projects to enable a more circular economy in the textile recycling industry.   [caption id="attachment_138186" align="...


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28 August 2020

Kenya further eases mitumba import restrictions


The Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta met with the Mitumba Association yesterday to unveil a further easing of the restrictions on the import of used clothing into the country.   Mr Kenyatta met with the association’s chair ...

14 August 2020

Kenya ‘lifts ban on used clothing imports’


EXCLUSIVE: It’s believed that the Kenyan government has today (14 August) lifted its ban on the import of used clothing, which was introduced in March over fears it could bring coronavirus into the country.  The relaxation of ...

27 July 2020

H&M recycled dress ‘well received’


Clothing retailer H&M has said a dress it launched earlier this year dubbed as one of the world’s first truly recycled clothing items has been “greatly appreciated”. In a move welcomed by the Textile Recycling ...

25 June 2020

BIR finds world ‘beset by challenges’


A picture of ‘the recycling world’ beset by challenges because of COVID-19 has been painted by the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling in a second quarter report from its global Ambassadors. In a report issued ...

23 June 2020

Exeter warns residents about low quality textiles


Exeter residents have been urged to dispose of clothes responsibly after bags of old garments were left dumped next to clothing banks. The council has also warned that there is "currently no market for rags", with countries like ...

18 June 2020

Worn Again Technologies secures £7m of investment


Polymer recycling technology company Worn Again Technologies has announced that it has secured around £7.1 million in equity capital from investors. With its investors, the company, which originates from East London, is ...

16 June 2020

WRAP unveils changes to £1.5 million textiles fund


Resources charity WRAP has made a number of changes to its £1.5 million fund to support textile recycling projects, in an effort to "streamline the process" and ensure funds can be allocated more quickly.  Launched on 23 March, ...

29 May 2020

Textile recyclers prepare for shop reopenings


Discussions are underway between charity shops and textile recyclers over the cost of collecting unsold stock, as non-essential retailers begin to open their doors next month.   Both sides have ...

21 May 2020

UK markets ‘under pressure but improving’


A Covid-19 update from the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has said that parts of the UK recycling market are under "severe pressure", but business is "slowly improving". The update, published earlier this week (19 May) by...