Reformation and Osomtex announce strategic partnership to upcycle Los Angeles factory fabrics scraps
May 23, 2019 | Osom Brand Media Center
Los Angeles — May 23, 2019 —Reformation and Osomtex announced last month a strategic partnership to upcycle fabric scraps at Reformation’s Los Angeles factory. The companies are further integrating circularity in the fashion industry by upcycling Reformation’s fabric scraps into new yarn and fabrics, instead of them going to landfills.
On current trends, the impact of the fashion industry is potentially catastrophic; with more than 26 billion pounds of textile waste being thrown in landfills each year in the US, the surge of fast fashion and garment usability rates in steep decline, are one of the main culprits. Reformation and Osomtex are working together to put a halt on the lack of circularity. Data shows that less than 1% of material used to produce clothing is recycled into new clothing, representing a loss of more than USD 100 billion worth of materials each year. What happens to the rest? It is actually being dumped into municipal landfills or being incinerated.
According to Reformation's Q1 Sustainability Report, the partnership’s impact so far has seen 12,513 lbs of fabric scraps upcycled. An equivalent to saving 284,796 lbs of CO2 and 1.2 million gallons of water. As both companies look into the future they are excited to continue creating a greater sustainable impact from their partnership.
More information can be found by visiting Reformation’s Q1 Sustainability Report
OSOMTEX is a mission-driven, closed-loop textile waste company founded by Patricia Ermecheo. Since 2011, her pioneering and innovative work on circularity has led to important advances in turning post-consumer textile waste into high-quality upcycled yarns. Reducing the need for virgin materials and diverting millions of pounds of textile waste from landfill through a patent-pending process that uses no water, no dyes and no chemicals. For more information, please visit https://www.osombrand.com/osomtex.
Created in 2009 by founder and CEO Yael Aflalo, Reformation is a revolutionary lifestyle brand that proves fast fashion and sustainability can coexist. A pioneer in sustainable fashion, Reformation infuses green measures into every aspect of the business, from their sustainable factory in Los Angeles, to creating low-impact fabrics, and utilizing repurposed vintage pieces, deadstock fabrics, and eco-friendly packaging. Reformation comes to life through TheReformation.com and their 14 retail locations across the U.S.
A 100% carbon, waste and water neutral company, Reformation educates consumers about the powerful effect we can all have on the environment, like how to be more sustainable with your clothing and highlighting individual impact through RefScale (a tool that tracks the environmental savings of every Reformation purchase a customer makes). Reformation also releases a quarterly Sustainability Report to track their environmental progress and hold them accountable to goals.
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