Spinning a yarn
The motivation behind Reblend is twofold: firstly, fashion and textiles are among the most wasteful industries in the world; secondly, most current textile recycling initiatives focus on pure materials, whereas the huge majority of clothing worn today is made from a blend of materials. Thus there is much room for improvement. At Reblend, textiles are sorted according to colour and material combinations (which provides employability to people with poor job prospects). They are then shredded and finally made into new yarn that is both soft and strong.