The project’s goal is to create new fibers from the gathered post-consumer clothing, which will ultimately be woven into new recycled fabrics. The brand-new 12,000 m2 facility has a full tearing line.
Nicolas Nojac, director of Renaissance Textile, comments: “Our first recycling line is dedicated to white polycotton textiles that mainly come from the healthcare and food processing industries. This equipment enables us to recycle 3,000 tons of textiles every year, representing 10 million items of clothing. We also plan to install two additional lines by the end of 2023 and 2025, respectively, to enlarge the range of recycled textiles by adding different colors and fibers”. In this context, the company plans to create 110 new direct jobs by 2025.