Fruit of the Loom commits to waste-to-product program

Leftover production fabric recycling program will re-fiberize waste fabric for use in other products.

By David Greenfield March 23, 2010

Fruit of the Loom has announced plans to extend its on-goingwaste recycling initiative with a commitment that its textile fabric wastestreams be recycled into useable products. Working with waste recycling firmMartex Fiber Southern Corp. of Spartanburg,S.C., Fruit of the Loom’sdomestic and Central American manufacturing plants will send Martex theirfabric waste.

Martex Fiber re-fiberizes fabric waste to make raw fiber,which is then used in fill products, non-woven or spinning applications. Thesewaste-based fibers products are used to insulate cars, fill mattresses, andeven go back into making new apparel fabrics. Martex Fiber also convertsrecycled cotton fiber into yarn through the company’s Jimtex Yarns operation inLincolnton, GA.

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-Edited by DavidGreenfield , editorial director
Control Engineering Sustainable Engineering News Desk