26 Apr '16, 6pm

Evrnu Recycles Old Cotton Garments Into New Fibers

Of the staggering 15 million tons of clothing and textiles that Americans threw away in 2013, only 15 percent were recovered for recycling, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . Landfills and incinerators, the organization noted, lay claim to the rest. But where most people see trash, Evrnu spies opportunity. A Seattle-based startup that transforms old cotton waste into premium, better-than-new fibers, Evrnu seeks to usher a new era of fashion consumption by "closing the loop" on textile production and disposal. "Fiber regeneration is one of the greatest opportunities of our time," Stacy Flynn, who co-founded Evrnu with Christo Stanev, told Ecouterre. "To convert what is currently perceived as waste in to something new, useful, and beautiful not just once but through multiple iterations.”

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/evrnu-transforms-garment-waste-i...

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