Wool from pre- and post-consumer waste can be recovered and mechanically re-worked into new yarn. This way, it becomes a secondary raw material for new textile products, reducing the environmental impact of textile production.
This process has been widely in use in the Prato area, supporting traditional Italian skills and
prolonging the life of this naturally versatile fiber.
Recycled wool is often blended to recycled polyester to increase its strength, or partially blended to ‘new’ wool, for the creation of new products. It is an important theme for the whole textile/fashion industry, presented in the Italtex color and fabric trend fashion book Sports and Street Wear Autumn/Winter 2021-22