Earth Warrior Textile Recycling: Transforming Threads, Reducing Waste

17,120 lbs of Textiles Recycled and Counting!

At Earth Warrior, we are committed to minimizing waste in our communities, and our textile recycling program is a significant step towards achieving this goal. With a staggering 500 million kilograms of textiles ending up in Canadian landfills annually, we believe it's time to take action.

The Textile Recycling Initiative

Why Textile Recycling Matters

Over 70% of discarded textiles can be reworn, repaired, or recycled. We're on a mission to keep these textiles out of landfills, and with your support, we've recycled an impressive 17,120 lbs and counting!

Our Recycling Process

1. Collection and Sorting

We kick off the process by collecting textiles from our corporate partners. The textiles are then meticulously sorted into different categories, including:

  • Textiles for Upcycling
  • Garments in Great Condition for Recirculation (if applicable) 
  • Garments Needing Light Mending (if applicable)
  • Textiles for Shredding

2. Upcycling and Recirculation

Textiles earmarked for upcycling and recirculation undergo a laundry strip, followed by a thorough wash and dry cycle. Once cleaned, they enter the manufacturing section of our studio, where they are expertly cut and sewn into new, high-quality products.

3. Shredding for Creative Reuse

Textiles designated for shredding are hand-shredded and repurposed in innovative ways. From yoga blocks to custom cushions, we breathe new life into these materials, ensuring they serve a purpose beyond the landfill.

4. A Step Towards Circular Textiles

While textile recycling is on its way to becoming fully circular, we recognize the challenges due to diverse fiber types and weaves. Despite the complexities, we are dedicated to diverting textiles from landfills by recreating them into new and useful products.

Join the Recycling Movement

We are extending our textile recycling services to companies looking to make a positive impact. If you're passionate about reducing textile waste and want to recycle with us, contact Earth Warrior today. Let's collaborate to create a future where every thread contributes to a more sustainable and circular economy. Together, we can make a difference, one recycled textile at a time.

Explore our corporate textile recycling partnerships.

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