The initiative is an inspiring example of how supply chain partners can work together for change. Each partner brought something to the table: waste segregation and storage know-how from Steelcase, cutting-edge textile recycling technology from Unifi, manufacturing capabilities from Duvaltex, and experience in designing fabrics for recyclability from Designtex. The result? A sustainable solution that reduces environmental impacts within the industry by converting waste into recycled product equal in quality to the original textile. The first product born of this partnership is Loop 2 Loop, an upholstery fabric created by Designtex, woven by Duvaltex from Unifi yarn, and used on Steelcase furniture.
Loop 2 Loop is designed and manufactured for "multicyling", which means that the fiber will retain its integrity through multiple lifetimes. The product retains all of the qualities of the original fabric, even though it’s made from recycled materials.
Source: The Guardian, May 16, 2013