30 March 2015
Today there already are more textiles produced in the world today than can be used. Tons and tons of textiles are sent to the landfill every year. In textile production there will always be waste materials, energy, water and chemicals. Upcycling is a working way we follow for a relatively large amount of our waste.
Upcycling garments and fabrics stop adding stuff to a world that is already overwhelmed with material things. It also reuses materials that may otherwise end up in the landfill in creative and innovative ways – producing original often one-of-a-kind items from what many consider to be waste. At Mini Rodini, we see it as a way to create new products with new value and purpose, like our patchwork blankets and our latest news while at the same time, it makes us take responsibility of the resources we have already used and minimize our waste to landfill. Upcycling garments is not the same as recycling. Recycling takes consumer materials and breaks them down so their base materials can be remade into a new product. When a product is upcycled, the materials are not broken down and less energy is used. It makes a positivt impact since it removes items from the global, total garbage stream.
In textile production there will always be waste materials, energy, water and chemicals. Upcycling is a working way we follow for a relatively large amount of our waste. But this is just one way we work with minimising our environmental impact, you can learn more on our CSR-page.