TAIPEI – Taiwanese textile manufacturer Kingwhale has vowed to increase the volume of recycled fibre used in its range of performance fabrics, and will leverage a chemical processing technology to repurpose masses of pre-consumer, post-consumer and post-industrial waste.
“We call it a ‘textile-to-textile’ process, where we can make new fibres from existing ones,” said James Huang, president of Kingwhale. “Forget about landfills. We’re collecting discarded garments, breaking them down, and reviving them as sustainable fibres. And it’s all done with environmentally safe treatments.”
The company has hinted that “new sustainable and biodegradable fibre-based products” could launch this year.