Recover’s reach is growing.
This week Evlox, which names Unspun, Diesel, Guess, Isabel Marant, Replay and more as clients, announced it is teaming with the branded recycled cotton producer to scale its use of non-virgin inputs. The Spanish mill signed a three-year agreement to purchase and incorporate Recover’s recycled cotton into its production beginning with the Fall/Winter 2024-2025 collection.
Recover’s recycled cotton fiber is created entirely from textile waste and produced with minimal environment impact. Evlox said the agreement allows it to scale its sustainable product offering and move toward a circular production model. The mill will use fiber produced in Spain where Recover is also based.
“Our new partnership with Evlox, a textile manufacturer with a clear sustainable vision at its core, allows us to continue building and scaling a circular and traceable supply chain with Recover, so that we can offer brands a sustainable and high-quality solution,” said Alfredo Ferre, Recover CEO.
Evlox’s first collection with Recover, called Re-Iconics by Evlox, updates vintage-inspired fabrics with sustainable fibers. The mill said the collection is a “tribute to the classic denim fabrics that have been successful in past decades.”
“We are proud to contribute towards making textile circularity a reality, and we believe that innovation is the key for a competitive and sustainable fashion industry in the future,” said Jamie Lloréns, Evlox CEO. “For that reason, we continue to seek new sustainable solutions, whether through partners, processes or materials, that helps us to achieve new fibers from recycled textiles. This partnership with Recover is helping to change the industry.”
Recover’s footprint in denim is going global. The family-owned company has agreements with Beximco in Bangladesh and ADM in Pakistan to produce recycled cotton. DL1961, Tillys and Primark have incorporated Recover’s recycled cotton into their collections.
In 2022, the family-owned company got a $100 million minority equity capital investment to scale up its production. The investment was led by the Sustainability Investing business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, which invested along with Recover’s majority shareholder Story3 Capital Partners.