Textile innovation

Fibre-to-fibre: the future of recycling is happening now with LMB.

At LMB, our reprocessing partners make fibre-to-fibre recycling a commercial reality.

As the world's population is projected to reach 8.5 billion people by 2030, the consumption of clothing is on the rise. Increasing production in line with the growth would significantly impact water usage, CO2 emissions, chemical usage, and waste disposal. This trajectory is not sustainable.

Our process of recycling cotton and viscose fibres offers a solution. It reduces water and chemical usage, lowers CO2 emissions, and extends the lifespan of the world's resources. By increasing our garment collection services, we're able to ensure more of our collected garments transition into a higher value system, keeping fibres in a regenerative loop for longer. A lot is happening in the textile recycling world right now, and we’re excited to be at the forefront, pioneering the sustainable clothing future. Our innovative textile solutions like fibre-to-fibre recycling allow us to lead the change, kicking off the UK’s first wool respinning project.

If one kilo of clothing is recycled instead of being produced from virgin sources, it saves thousands of litres of water and decreases emissions of both CO2 and chemicals.

When garments are worn out or no longer wanted, some are sold second-hand or used as hand-me-downs, but the vast majority end up in landfill or are incinerated. Too few are recycled due to the fact that cotton and viscose can’t be recycled with satisfactory quality on a large enough scale. The cycle stops, because there is a hole in the loop, a crucial part is missing. Until now.

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