Old clothes get new life
Hong Kong is leading the way when it comes to recycling textiles
Recently, the nonprofit H&M Foundation and the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel opened two textile recycling facilities in Hong Kong.
This is the first time that hydrothermal recycling technology, which won the top award at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, is being used on a large scale.
In addition, a miniaturized Garment-To-Garment Recycling System, has been set up as a result of a collaboration between HKRITA and Novetex Textiles Limited.
The facilities are a result of an innovative partnership with HKRITA to accelerate research in textile recycling; and to speed up the development of a closed loop for textiles to safeguard the environment.