World-first Queensland facility turning textiles into raw materials
Chemical engineer Karen Cardona was recently appointed BlockTexx General Manager – Engineering and Technology and will oversee the new facility. She is currently setting up the operations and procedures at the plant, including managing trials with suppliers, working with project delivery partners and assisting the executive team with business development.
Aug 12, 2021
COVID-19 is accelerating Asia's textile resource recovery industry
While it is imperative that the fashion industry increases its funding appetite, the time and opportunity has presented itself for investment to come from outside the fashion industry to realise the attractive returns on offer and deliver measurable impact.
DEC 1, 2020
Apparel Insider - 50 stars of sustainable textiles
Fashion and textile stakeholders join with industry magazine - Apparel Insider magazine to recognise "50 stars of sustainable textiles."
The magazine recently released a teaser of their upcoming feature piece that includes the BlockTexx founders.
As apparel insider highlighted; "Textile-textile separation via chemical process is, we believe, a potential game-changer in the global textile industry..."
Fashion for good - South Asia innovation programme
The South Asia Innovation Programme (focused on India and Sri Lanka) brings together global and local apparel brands, manufacturers, investors and innovators, with the aim to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy and to scale the much-needed innovative solutions.
FEB. 2, 2020
TEXTILE RECYCLING PIONEERS WEAVE THEIR MAGIC Australian start-up BlockTexx has developed technology to separate and recover polyester and cotton products such as clothes, sheets and towels of any colour and in any condition. The solution yields ‘high-value’ raw materials of PET and cellulose, said to be suitable across all industries.
OCT. 30, 2019
The Guardian - Opinion
AUSTRALIA RECYCLES PAPER AND PLASTICS. SO WHY DOES CLOTHING END UP IN LANDFILL?
It’s time for bold action. The impact of textile waste is a reality and governments across Australia must recognise the challenge and begin to address it. It’s time to acknowledge textile waste for what it is: a valuable resource ready to be transformed into raw materials.
AUG. 27, 2019
START-UP LOOKS TO TAKE THE SHIRT OFF YOUR BACK - AND RECYCLE IT
“People have a weird relationship with their clothes; we recycle plastic bottles because you wouldn’t put a plastic bottle in the ocean, you wouldn’t drop one in the street, because we’ve been told they’re bad for the environment,”
APR. 2, 2019