Worn Again has a unique, trail-blazing heritage.
Worn Again was founded to drive the adoption of a circular economy.
We strive to transform current textile recycling systems with scalable chemical technologies.
To accelerate our impact, technology licenses are available to operators that share our vision.
Worn Again enters the textile upcycling market, reverse manufacturing used textiles back into new products
Transitioning to chemical solutions for textile waste
As a leading innovator in circularity, Worn Again tests dissolution of textiles at laboratory scale.
Investment from H&M, pivot to technology
To accelerate the adoption of chemical recycling, supported by H&M and Kering, the company pivots to focus on technology development
Investment from Sulzer
Following a successful industrial trial of key separation technology, Sulzer joins forces with Worn Again.
First pilot plant
Start-up of a pilot plant validates the technology. The pilot plant is capable of processing 5kg batches of textiles, a 100x increase from lab scale.
Investment from Oerlikon
Confident in the technology, Oerlikon comes on board. A joint team of Sulzer, Oerlikon & Worn Again start engineering and scale up
Funding secured for a demo plant
With plans for an industrial demonstration plant in Winterthur, Switzerland, Worn Again announces its largest ever funding round and builds a local team
Start up of the demo plant
The plant will prevent up to 1000 tonnes of textiles from being incinerated every year, a 1000x increase from pilot scale. Demonstrations pave the way for industrial-scale operations.
Start up of a first commercial plant
Commercial plants will each convert up to 50000 tons of used textiles into polyester and cellulose for use within a new circular supply chain
The Worn Again process is the missing link between textiles and a sustainable future. Our dual-input/dual-output approach is a game-changing solution which serves an untapped market. Using special chemicals we clean, extract, separate, and regenerate virgin quality polyester and cellulose. At scale, this eliminates fossil fuel extraction and the destruction of natural resources.
Here is where the technology fits into a fully circular value chain >>
Chemicals for Circularity
Our technology gives operators a superpower – flexibility to process dynamic blends of polyester and cotton textiles.
Once the chemicals have done their job, we recapture and regenerate them. This ensures optimal chemical utilisation and enhanced environmental benefits.
Circular Raw Materials
Virgin-equivalent, circular materials are ready for immediate spinning to new fibres, polyester and man-made cellulosics. These products unlock the fibre-to-fibre value chain.
Worn Again unlocks new life for post-use textile resources. The feedstock supply chain contains several important steps. First, textiles are collected and sorted for Reuse. Responsible Reuse is an important characteristic of the circular economy. However, ultimately, textiles will become Non-rewearable and then they are sorted for Recycling. Using an automated sorting machine, Polyester and Cotton materials can be separated. Finally, the pre-processing step will remove disrupters (such as buttons or zippers) and downsize the material to Worn Again’s requirement.
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A waste-free, circular resource world is within reach!
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