• Mechanical testing
  • Recycling
  • Source reduction
  • Textile
Amount granted


At every stage of the textile life cycle, from production to use to disposal, excessive consumption, encouraged by the fast fashion industry, has contributed significantly to negative environmental impacts. The linear economy model of "take, make and throw away", as opposed to the circular economy, does not solve this environmental problem. Reducing the landfilling and incineration of textile waste should be one of the priorities of the desired transition to a circular industry. Innovative and sustainable solutions therefore need to be developed. With this in mind, Vestechpro, a research and clothing center, in collaboration with the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), is proposing an exploratory study on the mechanical recycling of textile waste, and the development and characterization of an eco-concrete filled with aggregates based on recycled textile fibers.

Affiliated research axes

Axis 1: Change and Transition Management

1.4 – Identify and develop the roles of education and research to support the circular economy

Axis 2: Planning Optimization

2.4 – Plan and optimize the production of products and delivery of services in the context of the circular economy

Axis 3: Resource and Product Maximization

3.3 – Identify models for product circularization strategies


  • Lucas Hof

  • Ennouri Triki

    Ph.D. Principal researcher
  • Claudiane Ouellet-Plamondon

    ing., M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor
  • Nicole Demarquette

    Ph.D. Professor


Adam St-Laurent


Malo Charrier


José Carlos Ferreira Junior

The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec