Zero Carbon Recycling of Textiles

Conserve is currently working on developing blends of natural fibers combined with recycled textiles to produce sustainable fabric. The U.S. EPA estimates that textile waste occupies nearly 5% of all landfill space. Fast fashion, low-grade textiles and cheaper fabrics have led to extreme amounts of waste textiles. Conserve is working on a methodology that would enable artisans living in electricity-deficit villages of India to develop recycled textile fabrics.

Collection

Shredding

Spinning

Weaving

Dyeing

All machinery used is non-electric reviving the old Indian techniques of using the Charkha and the Handloom. The fibre produced is blended with natural fibres – bamboo, banana and hemp. This blend is then woven on the Indian handloom.