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Award for recycled cotton pioneer

Company is rapidly scaling the production of its recycled cotton fibres close to textile waste manufacturing hubs.

25th November 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Dublin, Ireland


Recover, a producer of low-impact and high-quality recycled cotton fibre and cotton fibre blends based in Valencia, Spain, won the Ryan Young Climate+ Award at the 2021 Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference held in Dublin, Ireland from November 15-19.

The company was recognised for its overall commitment to meeting the Textile Exchange Climate+ strategy goal, thanks to its work with key industry stakeholders to drive change, establish a new circular supply chain, and scale its production capacity.

In its first year of existence, the Ryan Young Climate+ Awards recognise leaders within the textile supply network from around the world who have demonstrated vision in the effort to develop industry climate solutions.

Recover has been pioneering sustainable materials and recycling since 1947. The company recycles post-industrial and post-consumer cotton waste, replacing the need to cultivate cotton, dramatically reducing water waste, limiting the use of dyes through its RColorBlend system, and reducing textile landfill waste. By integrating its cotton into the supply chain, Recover also helps brands and retailers to meet their climate goals and make a significant positive environmental impact.

Fibres recycled from post-industrial and post-consumer cotton waste.

To support accelerating demand from brands, Recover is rapidly scaling the production of its recycled cotton fibre close to textile waste manufacturing hubs, whilst also aiming to dedicate one-third of its capacity to post-consumer recycling by 2025. It is the first to do so in the recycled cotton fibre space.

“As a longstanding member and supporter of Textile Exchange we are truly honoured to receive this award,” said Helene Smits, chief sustainability officer at Recover. “Being recognised as a climate leader motivates us to be even more committed to being an agent of change in this industry.”

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