Gallery: Textiles 4 Textiles Debuts Machine That Sorts Fabrics by Type, Co...

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Clothes-recycling is far from an exact science. Garment recyclers must still sort textiles by hand, an inaccurate and time-consuming process that results in significant quality loss and waste. A possible light at the end of the tunnel? A Dutch consortium known as Textiles 4 Textiles has unveiled a new fabric-sorting machine that uses sensors to detect and divide fibers by chemical composition and color. Supported by a grant from Eco-Innovation, a sustainability initiative spearheaded by the European Commission, the technology could make it easier to shred and re-spin this month’s castoffs into next season’s fashions.

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