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PAIMOIO – Finnish design house Marimekko has teamed up with native textile recycler Rester Oy to leverage the latter's mechanical processing solution and boost its use of recycled materials. 

At present, Marimekko is said to use much of the textile waste it generates at its factories for energy but has ambitions of aligning with the circular economy by adopting new materials, technologies and business models.  

“Our goal is to continuously reduce the amount of waste we generate, and this work starts from the design table. Efforts are made to optimise the recovery and recycling of the waste resulting from production. We are also exploring the possibilities of using the recycled fibres made of our own end-of-life textiles in the manufacture of new products,” commented Marimekko’s chief business development officer, Rijka Wikberg.

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