Textiles for recycling purposes are generated from two main sources:
Post-Consumer Textile Waste: Including garments, upholstery, household items etc.
Pre-Consumer Textile Waste: Including waste generated as a by-product from yarn & fabric manufacturers as well as postindustrial textile scraps generated from other industries.
We source cut-rags from a majority of garment manufacturers in Pakistan, and abroad. A big majority of these rags are from fabrics made from our yarns. All sourcing is strictly monitored and pre-sorted by our suppliers, based on blend and colors.
We also source via recovery of used clothing, which will be cut, sorted and processed in-house.
All the spinning waste we generate, like Card-Fly, Comber Noil & Hard Waste are also recycled in-house.
Our Brand New GRS Certified Margasa Recycling plant has a capacity to recycle 1,000 Kgs/Hour of fabric waste, yarn spinning waste and post-consumer used clothing into fibers of the longest possible length.
These wastes are shredded, pulled and carded in order to line up fibers of usable lengths. Short fibers which cannot be used in the spinning process can be sold off as fillers for mattresses and cushions.
Textile recycling offers the following environmental benefits:
Landfill space requirements are reduced.
Green-house gases released due to natural fiber decomposition reduce.
Virgin fiber requirements decrease.
Pollution is reduced.
Valuable water and energy usage is reduced.
Dye usage is decreased.
Blending & Spinning
The recycled fibers generated by the Margasa Plant are of prime quality. They are treated as near-virgin. The fiber content can be either PC/CVC blended or 100% Cotton (both dyed and un-dyed).
We blend all recycled fibers with either recycled Polyester or virgin cotton/polyester/viscose, depending on the buyers yarn requirement.
These fibers can be used in both our Ring frames as well as Autocoro’s (Open End). Usually, the hand feel of fabrics made from recycled fibers is harsher compared to virgin fibers.
Each kilogram of recycled fibers used by Premium Textiles can save up to:
20,000 liters of water
200 grams of grams pesticides & fertilizers
2.7 kilograms dyes & chemicals
3.2 kWh of energy
11 kilograms CO2 equivalent