Birla Cellulose, part of Aditya Birla Group, is a leading sustainability focused man made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) producer. Birla Cellulose operates 12 pulp and fibre sites globally that apply closed-loop systems and environmentally efficient technologies in its process. Five global advanced research centres equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and pilot plants support the global operations and markets.
Birla Cellulose leads the industry in sustainable sourcing practices and is ranked #1 globally in Canopy’s Hot Button Report 2020 for sustainable forestry practices and development of next-generation solutions for alternative feedstock.
Birla Cellulose collaborates actively with its value chain partners and works closely with organizations like Canopy, SAC, ZDHC, Changing Markets Foundation, Textile Exchange, WBSCD, Fashion for Good amongst others to continually learn and apply the best practices in its operations and across its value chain.
Global textile and non woven businesses
Birla Cellulose touches lives of people across the world, from plantation to fashion and lifestyle. An idea seeded in 1947 has grown organically and made us a global leader in VSF. Headquartered in India, our plantations, factories and marketing offices reach out to several countries, making a positive impact on the global textile and nonwoven businesses. Birla Cellulose leads the industry in implementation of SAC’s Higg (3.0) FEM to monitor the manufacturing units’ performance on environmental aspects.
Marchi & Fildi is an international spinning Group with the brands Marchi & Fildi and Filidea. The production of yarns is wide and meant for several end uses: from hosiery, weaving, circular knitting to furnishing and technical yarns for protective wear and automotive.
During the last 20 years, the company has developed ECOTEC®, a trademark technology that allows the creation of new upcycled yarns using pre-consumer waste from knitting and weaving companies, used clothes and plastic bottles. ECOTEC® has been a pioneer example of circular economy. Its products guarantee the highest standards combined with the added value of sustainability. The process is totally certified and traceable.
All the yarns produced through the ECOTEC® process developed by Marchi & Fildi – Filidea Group reduce the impact on the environment in a meaningful and quantifiable way:
• Energy savings up to 46,9%
• Reduction on greenhouse effect up to 46,6%
• Water consumption throughout the complete process up to 61,6%
These records are based on the LCA Study (Life Cycle Assessment) made in 2020 by ICEA comparing our ECOTEC® item to a similar product made with virgin materials.
Recover™ is a leading material science company and global producer of low-impact, high quality recycled cotton fiber and blends. We transform textile waste into sustainable recycled fibers, without the addition of solvents or water, closing the loop on fashion.
Recover™ is the lowest impact recycled cotton fiber in the world and is third party certified (OCS, GRS, Oekotex Standard 100). According to the Higg MSI, Recover™ fiber outperforms virgin equivalent fibers, conventional and organic cotton, across all 5 impact categories: Global warming, Eutrophication, Water scarcity, Fossil fuel depletion and Chemistry.
The company works closely with brands and supply chains to create the lowest-impact garments with maximum quality. Recover™ expertise extend into the usage of the fiber in yarn spinning and textiles.
Recover™ has been pioneering sustainable materials and recycling since 1947.
As a fourth-generation family-owned company, Recover™ is now on a mission to scale its proprietary technology to make a lasting positive impact on the environment.
Recover™ aims to increase its annual production capacity to 200,000 metric tons of recycled cotton fiber by 2025. This will save nearly three trillion liters of water each year and allow 500,000 acres of land to be directed away from cotton cultivation for other uses.
Founded by innovators from Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2012, Renewcell is a multi-award-winning sustaintech company based in Sweden. The company’s vision is to inspire an Industrial Evolution to a sustainable world by producing high quality materials from recycled textiles.
Through its patented process, Renewcell is able to upcycle cellulosic textile waste, such as cotton clothes, transforming it into a pristine new material called Circulose®. Renewcell is regularly recognized for its work to make fashion sustainable. Most recently, Renewcell was named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies 2021 by Fast Company. Circulose® was also included on TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Inventions 2020.
Circulose® is a branded ‘dissolving pulp’ product that Renewcell makes from 100% recycled cotton textiles.
Dissolving pulp is what the textile industry uses to make viscose, lyocell, and other types of ‘man-made cellulosic fibers’. The only difference with Circulose® is that the pulp is made from textile waste instead of wood.
Recycling clothes finally works.
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.
In the year 2010 we have started Saraz Fiber Tech Ltd. Recycling Fiber and Spinning Plant. Recycled Yarn is proven to be environment friendly process for sustainable products more than 5 decades ago in USA & Europe. After many months of research with trial & error test, we have established a recycling yarn could be useable for high end value added outer wear like Sweater and knitting fashion yarn.
Since 2014, we were successfully introducing our yarn to small and large fashion retailers. Now it is our strategic decision to establish our brand EYS. TM are available for whole industry as a sustainable alternative to all kind of virgin fiber and dyed yarn.
In the year of 1996 during Europe tour our Founder Managing Director Md. Zahurul Islam found that many small Open-End Spinning factory were buying fiber from Recycling fiber producers and many of those producers were mostly buying garments clips ( Pre Waste) from Bangladesh. He set up his mind that we can recycle our own clips for to converted yarn for export quality knit Garments.
We think our waste can be our gold and save our environment in many aspect which have described on our website.
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.
Usha Yarns has a legacy of more than two decades in learning, developing and producing recycled textiles. Today, the company has three spinning plants in operation spread across 20 acres within the proximity of Chandigarh. The plants are modern and equipped with the best recycling technology driven by trusted brands like Rieter, Truetzschler, Oerlikon and Schlafhorst. The company has a monthly capacity to produce more than 1,000 tonnes of regenerated yarns in different solid and mélange colours, certified by Global Recycling Standards (GRS).
The products are thoroughly examined on each quality parameter of global standards to ensure the complete satisfaction of customers. The company is an emerging brand in circular textiles, known for offering unique values like 100 per cent recycled content, big lot sizes, traceability, no colour variations and fine quality for both hosiery and woven applications which sets it apart from competitors
Usha Yarns is on circular movement to recycle post and pre consumer textile waste generated from garment mills and consumers. Annually, we produce 12000 MT recycled yarns by consuming around 7200 MT garment waste and 24 Millions PET water bottles.
We are GRS certified for 100% recycled contents yarns and have strict environment management system in place at our producing facilities. With our pure recycled contents sustainable brands claim to save water, energy, chemicals and Co2 emission.