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Lenzing’s Latest Circular Collaboration Furthers Fabric Recycling

The number one factor in creating a more circular fashion system is collaboration. It is a multi-step process to collect waste, sort it and feed it into production, and individual companies do not have the infrastructure or expertise to do it all.

In its latest move to boost circularity, Lenzing Group is partnering with nonprofit textile sorting and logistics firm ARA (Altstoff Recycling Austria AG), textile rental firm Salesianer Miettex, textile collector and sorter Caritas, and pulp producer Södra on a pilot program to transform consumers’ used textiles and garments into new lyocell and viscose. This collaboration will be the largest textile recycling project to-date in Austria.

Read more on Carved in Blue.

This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit