100% recycled textile
100% recycled textile
Smart and healthy innovations, which lead to incredible savings of water without the addition of toxic substances
Textile is a fabric that, in many cases, will be burned after its use. It is a cheap and efficient method. We do not want to burn raw materials, so we started a recycling project called ReBlend with various partners in the textile chain. Most materials that are used in Ahrend's products are highly recyclable, such as steel and aluminum. Within our Cradle to Cradle philosophy we are always trying to find new ways to improve the circuit. We managed to recycle textiles and turn them into new (high-quality) textiles.
In the Netherlands, nearly 200 million kilos of textile annually disappears to low-value applications. While the production of new textile entails a huge negative environmental impact. ReBlend launched a circularly initiative to hold fabric in the chain and use the fabrics as raw material for high-quality textiles. For both fashion and interior. Last spring, in collaboration with leading partners in the chain, Ahrend introduced the first batch of 6000 yarn.
In the first step the textile is removed from the product, after which the fabric is fibrillated. The fibers are re-spun into yarns and these yarns are woven into fabric furniture. The fabric has a good quality just like other conventional furniture textiles.
ReBlend is a Dutch startup and initiates and organizes different collections and iconic projects with leading partners in the chain. Started in 2013 as an initiative to investigate whether we can use textile waste for the creation of new yarns and textiles on a higher level. The partners all use the textile waste as a new material for new high quality textile in fashion and interior. The aim is to build bridges between textile waste, textile designers and manufacturers so that movement to a circular world is supported and accelerated.
The thought behind the first initiative and the current development is the fact that there is an extreme imbalance between the only brief use of textiles and the lasting impact that creates the materials. ReBlend wants yarn in collaboration with designers, producers and labels and develop textiles that provide the same comfort and quality while it is used only recycled materials. The use of mostly no longer wearable / usable textile and processing in smart process water and additional chemicals are used, ensure yarn and textile with a much better carbon footprint!