There are different methods of recycling and regenerating textiles from textile waste. This process is however strongly influenced by factors such as high prices, volumes and availability of virgin raw materials. For this reason, this line of work has not been fully integrated into the overall textile supply chain and it still has challenges for sustainable and economically feasible operations.
Processes such as trimming industrial and post-consumer waste, pulping cotton and linen, and producing non-woven materials have existed for centuries. Recently, there has been great interest in the growth of the reuse and recycling of textile waste, further developing the recycling processes, due to a greater awareness of the impacts of the current supply chain of fashion industry.