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  • New recycled fabrics, by Hispano Tex

    NEW Series REUSE and series CONVERT

    The value of using recycled fibers and materials is increasingly being recognized in Home Textile industry as much as in Fashion Apparel world, since both consumers and producers environmental awareness is significantly building up, as people demand a zero landfill society and clean oceans.

    Not only it is critical to create a consumption/production loop that enables to recycle polyester items indefinitely, but it is vital that natural materials are also recycled and reused, instead of letting them decompose in the landfills, which is a process that can take hundreds of years and may release CO2 into the atmosphere

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    Thus a sustainable textile business needs to learn to use recycled synthetic yarns as well as to reuse organic materials to really help generating permanent demand for both plastic waste and textile organic scrap.

    Thus a sustainable textile business needs to learn to use recycled synthetic yarns as well as to reuse organic materials to really help generating permanent demand for both plastic waste and textile organic scrap.

    Furthermore, using recycled materials is a huge decoration trend that keeps gaining strength through the years all over the world. It has been very popular, especially in commercial spaces, using recycled wood, cartoon, or reusing pallets, glass items and others…

    Following this initiative, we have already developed two fabrics containing both recycled polyester from PET bottles and recycled cotton:

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    • Fabric Steel

      is a resistant plain woven with a panama structure made of 59% recycled polyester and 41% or recycled cotton. It is slightly greyish, as some of the yarns are dyed. Initially, we will use it as a base fabric for printing original designs. Series CONVERT will be printed on fabric Steel and will be presented next January in Heimtextil 2018.

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    • Fabric Box

      has a canvas structure with 59% recycled polyester, 32% recycled cotton and 9% of acrylic yarn. It will be also used to print original designs collections: Series REUSE will be also presented in next Heimtextil.

    Hispano Tex is so committed to achieve a sustainable production of textiles by using recycled yarns that we are working to get the necessary certifications now that we are developing fabrics containing recycled fibers: we are being assessed to achieve accreditation of Global Recycled Standard (http://textileexchange.org/integrity) as our aim is to specialize in offering quality sustainable fabrics that accommodate your relevant needs in Home textile manufacturing.

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    The desired effect of the GRS is to provide brands with a tool for more accurate labeling, to encourage innovation in the use of reclaimed materials, to establish more transparency in the supply chain, and to provide better information to consumers.

  • Hispano Tex helping to save the planet

    NEW RECYCLED COLLECTION!

    Yes, we are on the way to help remove all those plastics from our seas and oceans, by using recycled polyester yarn made of PET bottles (PET= Polyethylene terephthalate).

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    Indeed, we are about to launch a couple of new fabric developments containing both recycled polyester: for every square meter of fabric used, 5 plastic bottles are recycled!

    Our equation:

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    Tons of plastic waters bottles are currently floating on the surface of our oceans, which are becoming a garbage dump, killing marine life and negatively impacting our environment, billions of pounds of plastic currently floating in our oceans. So much, in fact, that plastic covers about 40% of the ocean's surface.

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    The Great Pacific garbage patch

    And as you all know, plastic is one material that nature cannot recycle on its own, as it is not biodegradable.

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    There are indeed many ways to recycle plastic bottles and other plastic waste, but transforming it into usable yarn for weaving fabrics is one of the most efficient ones, taking into account the billions of meters of polyester fabric consumed both by fashion and home deco industries.

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    That is why Hispano Tex has decided to seriously invest in producing a range of fabrics with recycled polyester, that not only they are green because of their production process (OEKO_TEX, Detox…) but also because by producing them, we all help cleaning our planet of plastic waste. Ideally, in few years, we should not use more regular polyester only recycled from PET bottles, thus creating a healthy green loop from raw materials to consumers.

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