Call for submissions of recyclers’ specifications for Refashion Material Sorting & Preprocessing Experiments

Following its re-accreditation early January 2023, Refashion launches Material Sorting & Preprocessing Experiments for recycling post-consumer non-reusable textiles and/or footwear.

For this reason, Refashion is calling the Refashion Recycle network for proposing material sorting & preprocessing specifications (based on post-consumer non-reusable textiles and/or footwear). These recyclers’ material specifications will be shared with sorting operators and preprocessing companies registered on the Refashion Recycle platform, so to launch 2023 Material Sorting & Preprocessing Experiments. Specifications can either target closed-loop applications (e.g. recycled fibres for yarn spinning; cellulosic pulp for melt-spinning) or open-loop applications (e.g. recycled fibres for nonwovens; rPET pellets for plastics).

  • The aim is to improve material sorting and preprocessing to accelerate post-consumer non-reusable textiles and footwear recycling capacities towards high-performance recycled materials, and to build higher volumes of prepared feedstock.
  • With these experiments, materials reprocessors will be able to trial different feedstock sources prepared according to their specifications.


Please submit your material specifications via email. Please find the Excel template to fill in HERE.*

We remain available for any questions or more information to build together your materials specifications:


*Please be as exhaustive and detailed as possible when filling in the template. You may also provide your own document version and/or add any supporting documents useful for a good understanding of your material needs.

PS: In the Excel template, please fill in one tab per material specifications if you have several to submit.