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Bio-textiles: revolutionising sustainable fashion with innovative recyclability

A new textile concept using post-consumer textile waste.

Studio Sarmite has developed a revolutionary method to transform mixed-blend textile fibres into a robust bio-composite for future garment production. Unlike traditional textile recycling processes that often involve breaking down and downcycling materials, the Bio-textiles project takes a unique approach to emphasise recyclability.

Bio Textile


The resulting leather-like material from Bio-textiles is strong and durable, but what sets it apart is that it can be dissolved at the end of its life. This means that textile fibres can be repurposed for the next production cycle, thus keeping them out of landfills and reducing waste.

According to Colour of Saying in the Ethical Trend Report, "recirculating colour from the things we used to love is a pragmatic and poetic response to waste." The Bio-textiles project embodies this idea, as it not only repurposes textile fibres but also creates a sustainable production cycle that benefits the environment.

The innovative approach taken by Studio Sarmite in developing Bio-textiles could revolutionize the fashion industry's approach to sustainability. By focusing on recyclability and the repurposing of materials, they have found a solution that not only reduces waste but also creates a closed-loop system that benefits both the industry and the environment.

Recirculating colour from the things we used to love is a pragmatic and poetic response to waste. (quote from Colour of Saying for the Ethical Trend Report)

This project is supported by the WORTH partnership project, funded by the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME)