- Mechanical testing
- Source reduction
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.