Diesel joins the EU-funded SwitchMed project to mechanically recycle its denim offcuts – Ecotextile News

Fashion brand Diesel has teamed up with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as part of the European Union-funded SwitchMed project, to promote ‘sustainable’ waste management practices within its supply chain.

The project, which will run through the remainder of 2022 into 2023, will first focus on implementing changes across Diesel’s Tunisian supplier factories.

The OTB Group, Diesel’s parent company, said in a statement: “The objectives are to strengthen production waste management practices, to improve the differentiation of various types of waste, and to start a pilot process for the mechanical recycling of fabric offcuts that consist largely or entirely of cotton. Quality offcuts will be used to make new garments, while other scraps will be available to other end-users.”


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