Turn-key textile recycling for micro manufacturers

India is the world’s second largest clothing manufacturing country, producing over 1600 tons of textile waste before a garment reaches its consumer.

Environmental and social challenges arise due to the decentralised nature of the industry where manufacture is carried out in a household environment. Re-Tex has developed an innovative local recycling framework that utilises pre-consumer textile waste to create new materials for circular fashion production, fuelling the development of local fashion systems at a community level and benefitting the environment.

Vishal Tolambia

  • Vishal Tolambia

    Vishal Tolambia

    University of the Arts London

    Vishal Tolambia is a design-led sustainability researcher with an MA in Fashion Sustainability from the London College of Fashion, UAL. During his master's Vishal Founded an social enterprise and material innovation hub Humanity Centred Designs. Vishal designed and developed an innovative circular recycling framework that helps and supports more than 150 apparel manufacturing MSEs towards sustainable transformation and recycling textile waste. As an outcome, developed a range of innovative recycled textile materials. Termed it as HCD-Tex™ (Humanity-centred designs- textile) that is under now patent process of Humanity-centred designs. Vishal have been awarded numerous prestigious awards such as Imagining Fashion Sustainability Award 2022 in Italy, Creative Enterprise Award in UK, Young Scientist Award Finalist Austria, Climate Launchpad National Winner, Top-6 Finalist Shortlisted Worldwide at Circular Design Challenge by Rise, United Nations & UNEP for his innovation and research. more

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