P076_0456_ CLOSING THE LOOP: STEP ONE PRE-CONSUMER DENIM FABRIC WASTAGE RECYCLING PROCESS

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İsmail Ivedi

Bahadır Güneşoğlu

Harri Yaffe

Sibel Topbasan

Published Nov 20, 2019

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to make the preliminary work to investigate the potential of pre-consumer textile waste and recycling/reusing possibilities. For this purpose, the waste points from fabric to the final product in denim garment production process were determined. Then the fabric wastes arose from these points were collected. The pre-consumer waste denim fabrics were then sent to yarn mill and deconstructed into scraps and shredded into raw cotton again. This cotton fiber is then blended with recycled and virgin polyester to ensure good tensile strength. This yarn used as the weft while virgin polyester used as the warp yarn in the weaving process. Produced fabric with indigo shade used as pocket fabric in denim cloths and compared with the conventional pocket fabric. The effect of fiber types on yarn or fabric characteristics were investigated in accordance with planning design and construction. There is no significant effect was observed in the resultant tenacity properties between the recycled yarn and conventional yarn. The results of this investigation show that the washing conditions have a significant effect on the resultant fabric tear strength and shrinkage properties in all samples. These results show the fabric include recycled materials can be used as the pocket fabric of denim cloths.


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