Osomtex® is a female-led, material technology company offering the industry scalable circular solutions to textile waste. We specialise in the manufacturing of custom high quality post-consumer and post-industrial waste yarns that require no water, no chemicals or dyes in the process of regeneration. As a GRS certified company, Osomtex® is committed to offer sustainable materials to all brans looking to proactively protect the environment. For the past decade Osomtex® has re-purposed millions of pounds of textile waste destined to landfills making us the preferred go to solution on the market. “The textile waste crisis shows no signs of stopping, we are here to help”, says Patricia Ermecheo, founder and CEO.
Nike x Osomtex®
Most recently their collaboration with Nike on the creation and development of the Space Hippie collection and VaporMax Tokyo Olympics uniforms, speaks volumes when it comes to pushing sustainability to the forefront of materials and product design. Since 2016 Osomtex® has worked with high fashion brands, including Stella McCartney, and collaborated on innovations alongside Fortune 500 companies across many industries – including automotive, consumer electronics, and home goods applications.
Reverse Resources is redefining waste as a resource. As experts on global textile waste streams, we connect textile waste with the best possible recycling solution. We break down market barriers, reduce costs, and increase the quality and availability of recycled materials for the textile industry.
Our trading and tracing platform for textile waste is currently being scaled in Bangladesh as part of the Circular Fashion Partnership; which seeks to demonstrate a win-win business case throughout the fashion value cycle that can be utilised to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion industry.
The Circular Fashion Partnership
The Circular Fashion Partnership is a cross-sectorial project led by GFA alongside Reverse Resources, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association textile and garment manufacturers recyclers and major fashion brands operating in Bangladesh. The mission of the Partnership is to support the development of the recycling industry in Bangladesh to capture and direct post-production fashion waste back into the production of new fashion products. In addition, the partnership aims to find solutions for the COVID-19 related pile up of excess stock.
TEXAID is a Swiss based, international textile recycling company founded 1978 as a charity-private-partnership. As European market leader dedicated to sustainability, TEXAID is an experienced global solution provider in professional collecting, sorting, reselling and recycling of textiles and footwear.
With more than 40 years of experience, TEXAID processes more than 250M items (90.000 tons) annually. TEXAID’s operational presence spans Europe, the US and Asia, with more than 1,200 employees contributing daily to saving millions of textiles from landfill or incineration.
TEXAID’s Unit Retail Solutions is designed to address the textile industry’s growing needs for sustainable end-of-use solutions and provides custom-made concepts to producers, distributors, brands and retailers in the textile industry to keep pre- and post-consumer textiles and footwear in the circle.
Our end-of-life solutions concepts cover online and offline “take-back systems,” sorting of pre- and post- consumer textiles, online and offline reselling channels and scaled/ high value recycling. Moreover, we provide services like brand protection (delabeling, etc.) and branded or white label re-commerce platforms. Through our vast expertise we create and deliver individual concepts and optimized solutions.