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New textile sorting technology can make new garments out of old textiles

A process which will see low grade textiles turned into new garments is being developed by Dutch organisation Textiles 4 Textiles.The European Union project has developed a machine which can automatically sort unwearable textiles by chemical composition and colour, creating a new market for low-grade textiles. The textiles are then shredded and spun into new threads, which are woven into new textiles for use in making new clothes.Work on Progress ...