Our recycling rates are very consistent with the industry standard.
According to SMART (Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles), industry standard is the following:
- 45% is used as apparel which is exported to developing nations, where demand for secondhand clothing is particularly high
- 30% of recovered textiles become wiping rags for commercial and industrial purposes
- 20% is reprocessed into fibers for furniture stuffing, upholstery, insulation, sound proofing, carpet padding, building and other materials
- 5% is unusable and not fit for recycling