Worn again: A circular textile innovation


Worn Again

Company type




Business model

Create value from waste

Circular principle

Design for biological or technical loops

The challenge

Mountains of textiles and plastics are still ending up in landfill and incineration every year around the world. Current textile recycling methods turn less than 1% of non-reusable materials back into new textiles, whilst the demand for resources continues to grow. Plastics use is also increasing and current recycling methods are unable to meet market demand for high quality materials.


The solution

Worn Again Technologies’ regenerative technology is the missing link that enables the circularity of PET and cellulosic raw materials, replacing the use of virgin resources.
The company focusses on solving the challenging issue of converting polyester and polycotton blended textiles, and PET plastic, at their end of use, back into circular raw materials.


Description of business model

Value proposition: Worn again replaces the use of virgin resources by recapturing raw materials from non-reusable products.

Value creation and delivery: The advanced recycling technology is able to separate, decontaminate and extract polyester and cellulose (from cotton) from non-reusable textiles and polyester bottles and packaging to produce dual PET and cellulose outputs, therefore putting sustainable resources back into production supply chains.


More info

Worn again website

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