A second life to textile waste
In the photo above a truck delivers raw materials to the local facility which SICA partners with: jute and textile jersey clippings. The clippings are generated from RMG (readymade garment) factories in Dhaka – BD.
SICA supports the artisans of Bangladesh and their rich crafts as valuable up-cycling solution for fashion to minimise it’s own carbon footprint.
- Bangladesh, from 4,500 garment factories in 2011 to today home of 7,000. As industry continues to grow, recycling initiatives become even more crucial to a circular economy.
- Around 8% of overall garment production in the RMG industry turns out to be waste. Some of the largest factories in Bangladesh can produce around 1.5 tons of waste daily.
text and photos_ Simone Simonato