April 20, 2024
Sustainability

Eastman Partners Patagonia To Recycle Textile Waste

Eastman Chemical Company has partnered with US apparel brand Patagonia to address the challenge of recycling textile waste.

The partnership will recycle 8,000 pounds of pre- and post-consumer clothing waste, which Eastman processes through its molecular recycling technology.

“The process involves breaking down Patagonia’s unusable apparel into molecular building blocks that Eastman can use to make new fibres,” an Eastman press release.

“We know apparel waste is a major problem, and consumers increasingly want better, more sustainable solutions when their clothing reaches the end of its life,” said Natalie Banakis, Materials Innovation Engineer for Patagonia.

“Our collaborations show the world what’s possible when it comes to sustainability,” said Carolina Sister Cohn, Global Marketing Lead for Eastman textiles.

“We have the technology to make the textiles industry circular, and we know it requires collaboration with innovative brands to make circular fashion possible,” Cohn added.

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