What Is Recycled Cotton?
Recycled cotton can be defined as the conversion of cotton fabric into cotton fiber or yarn that can be reused in textile products as a new product. It is also commonly referred to as regenerated cotton or reclaimed cotton.
Recycling cotton can be obtained from pre-consumption and post-consumption sources. Pre-consumption resources include the residues of yarn and fabric in the production process, post-consumption resources include clothing, fabrics, home furnishings and home textiles to be repurposed after consumption.
This is a more labor-intensive process due to the difficulty of separating post-consumption wastes according to their colors and fabric mixtures. Therefore, pre-consumption resources gain more importance and value in recycling investments.