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H&M Foundation, HKRITA Reveal New Recycling System at DesignInspire 2017

When finalized, the technology will be licensed widely though HKRITA to ensure both broad market access and maximum impact.

At DesignInspire 2017, an inspiring platform for design brands, design associations and institutes to showcase their creativity, H&M Foundation and the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) demonstrated a new concept, Closed-Loop Apparel Recycling Eco-System.

The technology, which will be scaled up, tested to prove commercial viability and eventually finalized, will be licensed widely though HKRITA to ensure both broad market access and maximum impact.

FashionNetwork has more information:

H&M Foundation with the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has demonstrated the new concept of innovative Closed-Loop Apparel Recycling Eco-System in the Swedish Pavilion of DesignInspire 2017. The international exhibition is an inspiring platform for design brands, design associations and institutes to showcase their creativity.

From global garment collecting initiative to new ways of textile recycling, H&M Foundation aims to drive long lasting positive change and improve living conditions by investing in people, communities and innovative ideas.

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