You are here

Reverse Resources promotes upcycling of textile leftovers and creates supply chain transparency with online platform

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Estonia, Other (Bangladesh)
City: 
Tallinn

Language for original content:

Project elaborated in partnership: 
No

Scope:

Start/End date: 
10/2014
Ongoing: 
No

Type of funding:

Description: 

Up to 47% of fabrics and fibres can go to waste in the many different stages of yarn, fabric and garment production. Taking up this issue, Reverse Resources has developed an online platform that connects brands, manufacturers, waste handers, and recyclers/spinners with the aim of using digital traceability of leftovers to reintegrate and maximise the value of these discarded resources into the new circular supply chain.

For garment factories, the platform offers a digital warehouse where composition, amount and background details on leftover materials is registered.

For waste handlers, the platform offers access to a digital warehouse where they can access the RR network, thus giving them the opportunity to work with pre-segregated textile scraps and expand their network of recyclates.

For recyclers / spinners,  the platform offers an overview of the number of leftovers, their background and availability in different locations.

And for brands, the platform provides all types of statistics on waste streams, keeps track of the KPIs and shows how much of their production waste has been recycled and what has not.

Main results: 

The Reverse Resources platform

  • increases revenues for factories, waste handlers and recyclers/spinners
  • provides overview and transparency of waste flows in industry
  • can reduce demand for virgin materials by more than 10%
  • reduces landfilling, value loss and environmental footprint
  • sharing of data between factories and recyclers creates efficiency