Made Better | Recycled Textile Waste
Watch to learn more about our latest addition of recycled textile waste process.
What do we mean by circular manufacturing?
Think of it as a continuous loop that reduces waste by recycling textile waste, used clothing, and other materials?
Here’s a quick overview of the process:
Re-purposed production scraps and retired textile waste is collected by manufacturers.
These offcuts and recycled garments are cleaned, sanitized and sorted by color.
The sanitized waste is shredded by a depolymerization process.
Shredded material transformed into polyester pellets via a heat process.
An extrusion process transforms the polyester pellets into yarn.
The yarn is woven into a high 100% polyester ottoman fabric.
The fabric is re-made into Quiksilver gear that can be recycled again and again.
Now for the primo part.
This high-quality fabric is remade into Quiksilver gear that can be recycled over and over—our path toward circular manufacturing.
You’ll find this recycled fabric in our Made Better tees, fleece, hoodies, boardshorts, and surf and snow gear, which means you’ll also find it being worn in the waves and mountains that circular manufacturing aims to help protect.