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Circular Explorations at Denim Days

Overstock, second-grade production and damaged, unsold pieces revitalised with Recycrom.

25th April 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Amsterdam

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Officina39 collaborated with Adriana Galijasevic’s Cocircular Lab on the Circular Explorations capsule collection presented at the Amsterdam Denim Days Festival on April 22-23.

Several donated items – overstock, second-grade production or damaged, unsold pieces – were updated by newly developed applications employing Officina39’s patented Recycrom dyestuffs made from textile waste. Brand partners involved included Camo, Lenzing and PVH Corp.

In the Recycrom process, textile waste fibres are transformed into a fine powder that can be used as a pigment dye for fabrics and garments made of cotton, wool, nylon or any natural fibre and blend. Recycrom can be applied using various methods including exhaust dyeing, dipping, spray, screen printing and coating.

In contrast to other dyes, Recycrom is applied as a suspension and not as part of a chemical solution and is therefore easily filtered from the water – cutting both costs and environmental impact.

“Our Recycrom technology combined with Adriana’s creative approach gave us the opportunity to explore new materials and applications, reducing impact on the environment and cutting down on water consumption,” said Luca Di Guida, Officina39 R&D manager.

“It was a great joy to partner up on this collaborative project using creative expression to raise the awareness of circular solutions, while emphasising the need for transparency and the evolution of infrastructure in order to propel the future of material reuse,” added Adriana Galijasevic.

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