Via Sourcing Journal
From the article:
Hosiery’s fate isn’t confined to landfills. Gildan’s latest collaboration is taking what would have become nylon waste and giving it a second life.
The apparel and hosiery manufacturer recently partnered with Vancouver-based Sans Soucie Textile and Design, a zero-waste clothing and textile design studio that transforms offcuts from nylon for hosiery into new hand-made materials for garment production.
Gildan currently ships hosiery waste to Sans Soucie from its Montreal-based Gildan Apparel Canada Manufacturing facility. The new partnership is part of Gildan’s mission to save fabric waste from landfills—86 percent of which is already upcycled into other products.
Katherine Soucie, a sustainable designer, founded Sans Soucie to minimize the negative impact of garment production waste. The company’s unique closed-loop process transforms discarded textiles, including hosiery, into new functional materials with low impact dyes and reused water. What’s more, Soucie also supports domestic sustainability collaboration, which was why she teamed up with Gildan.