Mentions on the protocol regarding recycled textiles

What does “recovered material” mean?

Recovered material - “material that otherwise would be disposed of as waste or used for energy recovery that, instead has been collected and recovered as feed material in place of a new raw material, for a recycling or production process”.

What does “recycled material” mean?

Recycled material - “material that has been reworked from recovered material through a working process and transformed into an end product or into a component to be incorporated into a product”.
The recycled material is distinguished in: - “Post-consumer” material- material generated from domestic, commercial, industrial, and institutional installations in their role as final users of the product that cannot be used for the foreseen objective.
This includes the return of chain distribution material.
- “Pre–consumer” material - material taken from the waste flow during a manufacturing process.
The reuse of reworked, regrind, or residues generated in a process able to be recovered in the same process that generated them is excluded.

Can by-products be used?

The by-products can be used if they satisfy the following criteria:
a) The producer has not intentionally chosen to produce them.
This implies that the material originates from a production process whose main aim is not its own production;
b) the material cannot be used directly without any further treatment;
c) the material is not ready to be used in the same ongoing production process.
Some examples of useable by-products are grains, threads, trimmings, selvages, waste, carding scraps, spinning, winding, weaving (yarn scraps), fabric scraps..
Some examples of UNUSABLE by-products are combing scraps, card-sliver tuft, drawing, and wick scraps.

Is it possible to obtain a product certification?

Yes, Twolife®, on request, can send product and eco-toxicological characterisation information and certifications in Italian and English.