Textiles Wednesday 21 February 2018
16 January 2018

East European textile ‘slaves’ found by Northumbria police

Northumbria Police have rescued a dozen alleged slaves yesterday (15 January) who were believed to have been trafficked into the UK to collect donated clothes from households. An investigation was launched last year after the ...


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31 October 2017

Savanna Rags fined £650,000 after death of worker


Textile recycler Savanna Rags International has been prosecuted after an 76-year-old worker was fatally injured, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced yesterday (30 October). The HSE said that the Magistrates’ Court in...

25 October 2017

Windsor introduces pink bags for textiles


The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has introduced pink bags for discarded textiles collected for recycling.   In an announcement, the council said that the brightly coloured bags will make textiles more visible to ...

26 July 2017

Salvation Army offers recycling at student accommodation


University accommodation provider Campus Living Villages and Salvation Army Trading Company have teamed up to help students recycle unwanted items at the end of term. Across 17 of Campus Living Villages’ accommodation sites...

26 June 2017

WRAP promotes clothing durability actions


WRAP has updated its Sustainable Clothing Guide with ‘key information’ and advice on extending the active life of clothing. According to WRAP, the guide aims to help designers, buyers, technologists, and manufacturers to ...

22 June 2017

Zero Waste Scotland reports growth of ‘Revolve’ standard


Zero Waste Scotland has announced that two private sector businesses have joined its reuse quality certification scheme, Revolve. The addition of textile recycling company Nathan’s Wastesavers and IT asset recovery firm Re-tek ...

7 June 2017

IKEA Cardiff launches textiles take-back scheme


IKEA UK & Ireland has launched a textile take-back scheme at its Cardiff store, which if successful could potentially be rolled out nationally. IKEA said, as its first textile take-back initiative in the UK, the scheme will ...

6 June 2017

Trio win funding for South Wales mattress recycling research


Three organisations have won funding bids to develop sustainable solutions for the textile content of used mattresses, as part of an ongoing competition run by Rhondda Cynon Taf council in South Wales. The three successful bidders...

12 May 2017

Textile recycler Wilcox expands with Cohen acquisition


A new force has been created within the UK’s textiles recycling sector with the acquisition of Manchester-based I & G Cohen Ltd by JMP Wilcox & Co of the West Midlands. The deal, agreed last month (April 2017), sees ...

27 April 2017

John Lewis praises ‘trustworthy’ mattress recycler


Blackburn-based The Furniture Recycling Group (TFRG) has announced that it recycled 58,000 used mattresses received from retailer John Lewis in 2016. TFRG which is continuing to work with John Lewis this year, said today (27 April...

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