The innovation in a nutshell
An online platform, where textile leftovers from fabric and garment production are mapped, traced and traded.
More in detail
The total volume of spill from fashion production is over 30% and it’s not only because of planning errors. “Clothing manufacturers are optimising their production quite efficiently. But there are many stages of production, and in every stage, there is unavoidable some waste,” says Ann Runnel, founder of Reverse Resources.
Reverse Resources’ trials have shown that most of the production leftovers could be reused in the same factories or get recycled into new fabrics. There is a growing number of recyclers who produce high-quality material out waste textiles. They need a steady flow of similar waste, but can’t access the waste efficiently right now.
To enable this closed loop process, Reverse Resources have created an online software platform to connect fashion brands, suppliers, recyclers and traders of the waste. The software helps to segregate, map, measure and create a trace of textile scraps throughout the supply chain. Someone’s waste is someone else’s treasure.
Team members: Ann Runnel, Nin Castle and Dea Lasting