Recycling of Garments with Stretch Fibers: Challenges and Solutions


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Thursday 05th October 2023

12:45 - 13:15 CEST

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Whilst garments made with stretch fibers bring a variety of benefits to consumers, such as enhanced comfort, style, and fit, they can also pose unique challenges for brands, retailers and their value chains working to advance a circular business model. This presentation overviews solutions for garments that contain LYCRA(R) T400(R) fibre (elastomultiester), and shares results on various recycling tests with these fibres in polyester fabrics at high content. The encouraging results lay the groundwork for developing a circular system for recycling stretch fibres from The LYCRA Company.

About the orator

Mr Dr. Huw Williams

The LYCRA Company

Vice President New Ventures

After completing his D.Phil at Oxford University, Huw has worked for the last 30 years in the Apparel, Home Textiles and Carpets industry.  He is currently responsible for the polyester and other specialty business at The LYCRA Company, has passion for sustainability and enjoys outdoor sports.

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