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Smart Stitch™

A stepstone towards circular economy in the textile and fashion industry

June 2020
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Smart Stitch™ by Resortecs, Recycling Made Easy. implemented by Unspun in New york (United States) in 2021

Emerging technology can be harnessed to create garments that not only advance reductions in water, energy pollution and waste but also enable the tracking, identification and channeling of garments around the circular supply chain in a continuous lifecycle.

Smart Stitch™

A stepstone towards circular economy in the textile and fashion industry

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date June 26, 2020
From Belgium
Maturity stage TRL 7 - Prototype testing in the real world

The fast fashion’s business model is built on overproduction of low-quality textile products that mainly end up in incineration yards due to the absence of efficient sorting processes for recycling. This results in increasing greenhouse gasses, depletion of resources and land exploitation, thus putting local communities at risk and jeopardizing the planet’s wellbeing. Zippers and buttons make textile products recycling complicated as the removal of such details calls for manual assistance, making the process both costly and time consuming. Resortecs® solves this problem by supplying a stitching thread for seams that melts at specific temperatures matching the materials and use requirements of the textile product. When needed, the finished product can then be dismantled in Resortecs® continuous and automatic disassembly ovens. By helping brands to recycle their products and components, Resortecs® makes brands reduce their environmental footprint, while slashing their inventory costs.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Enables circular end-of-life for textile waste. In the case of jeans, this results in 7% reduction of CO2 emissions when recycling the materials instead of destroying them through incineration or landfill.
  • Allows the upcycling of textiles, or elongating the life of a garment through repair or simply giving a new life through recycling.

The Financial Benefits

  • Capable of reducing the unsold inventory storage costs of a brand from 58% in case of full disassembly and recycling up to 77% in case of delabeling and reuse practices.

Activity Region

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

Company Profile

Resortecs, Recycling Made Easy.

Resortecs drives circularity in fashion with innovative stitching threads and disassembly tech that make recycling easy.

Headquarters 1070, Belgium
Type Startup or self-employed
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EIB Institute

The EIB Institute was set up within the EIB Group (European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund) to promote and support social, cultural, and academic initiatives with European stakeholders and the public at large. It is a key pillar of the EIB Group’s community and citizenship engagement.

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