The Process of Making Regenerated Yarn from Textile Waste
March 25, 2023
Did you know that our throws are made from regenerated yarn? If you're curious what regenerated yarn is, keep reading!
Regenerated yarn is a type of yarn that is made from recycled materials such as waste fabrics, old clothing, and other textile waste. The process of making regenerated yarn involves several steps that help to transform the waste materials into usable yarn.
HOW REGENERATED YARN IS MADE:
The first step in making regenerated yarn is to collect the textile waste. This waste can come from a variety of sources, such as leftover fabric from clothing manufacturing, discarded clothing, and other textile waste. The textile waste is sorted and graded based on its composition, color, and quality.
The next step in the process is to clean and prepare the textile waste for processing. This involves removing any dirt or debris that may be present in the waste materials. Once the waste has been cleaned, it is shredded into small pieces and then further processed to break it down into fibers.
Once the textile waste has been broken down into fibers, it is ready to be spun into yarn. This process is similar to the process used to spin traditional yarn from natural fibers such as wool or cotton. The fibers are spun together using spinning machines to create the yarn.
The yarn used in our throws is combined with a little bit of recycled polyester which comes from water and soda bottles. This material is used for durability and longevity. It ensures that your throw will hold up and last for years to come.
Regenerated yarn can be used in a variety of applications, including clothing, textiles, and home furnishings (like Seek & Swoon throws!). By using waste materials to create new yarn, the process of making regenerated yarn is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional yarn production, as it helps to reduce waste and conserve resources. You can learn more about sustainability and your Seek & Swoon throw here.