Recycling fashion: The town turning waste into clothes- BBC News

Recycling fashion: The town turning waste into clothes- BBC News

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. But a small town in Italy called Prato has built its fortune on transforming old scraps into new clothes, particularly knitwear and wool.

Could Prato represent a model for sustainable fashion?

Reporter: Sofia Bettiza

Editor: Sofia Bettiza

Filmed by: Paolo Patruno

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50 Comments

  1. Asma Khalid on October 1, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Lovely thinking, I love it, God bless you.SAVE planet SAVE LIFES. ❕

  2. Renee on October 1, 2021 at 7:50 am

    I am curious what they do with the dirty water? When i was young we had dairy products in a glass bottle! They stopped doing that because of the fact that they had to wash all the bottles and that was more expensive! With all the thinking about environment and all, i’m wondering what they do with all that dirty water from washing those clothes! Isn’t that very expensive? More than just burning the clothes? 🤷🏻‍♀️

  3. Jacqueline Paddock on October 1, 2021 at 7:54 am

    In my country this recycled fibre is called shoddy, for years shoddy has been used for blankets etc. This more refined technique certainly gives hope for the future.

  4. kantwinnada on October 1, 2021 at 7:56 am

    If you don’t shear the sheep the sheep suffer and possibly die. Don’t go there it was unnecessary. We love the idea of what you are doing

  5. Linda Jimmerson on October 1, 2021 at 7:59 am

    I SO appreciate this recycling effort!!! Thank you for what you’re doing for our planet🤩

  6. VAIA BOUTIQUE on October 1, 2021 at 7:59 am

    This gonna be my business if i have millions of dollars! Wish me luck guys 😊

  7. Karin Ward on October 1, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Love them.

  8. Liz Luke on October 1, 2021 at 8:01 am

    So beautiful to see this Many blessibg to you You are a beautiful person keep up the good work in recycling…

  9. Nívea Synthia Santos on October 1, 2021 at 8:01 am

    👏👏👏

  10. Rahui Maru on October 1, 2021 at 8:03 am

    This is cool but majority of fast fashion are cheap man made materials that are blended? It costs more to recycle and makes the recycled product become weaker. End result being low quality and unable to reuse. I’m all for slow fashion so I hope in time technology will be able to combat this waste problem.

  11. potato🥔salad🥗 on October 1, 2021 at 8:03 am

    This made me happy 😄😄

  12. Mohammed Ali on October 1, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Speekking.. Malayalam..🌹🌹🌹

  13. Gabriel Baradee on October 1, 2021 at 8:07 am

    very intersting clip. is it also possible for small designer labels to purchase small quantities of fabric there for their collections ?

  14. Людмила Шестакова on October 1, 2021 at 8:07 am

    У нас это не приживется, т к после переработки дешевые вещи надо всё же КУПИТЬ, а нуждающиеся и так подбирают для ношения вещи с контейнеров. Предпринимать который займется этим будет в большом убытке…

  15. Patricia Streufert on October 1, 2021 at 8:07 am

    Very interesting.. Glad to hear about the recycling.

  16. Mahalakshmi Mahalakshmi on October 1, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Very unique idea go ahead

  17. Terry Holland on October 1, 2021 at 8:08 am

    This is such a great idea to save the planet. The world needs to definitely do something like this for sure. Love this idea.

  18. Mags Nash on October 1, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Absolutely and utterly incredible. This is really really awesome too. Well done Italy 🇮🇹 for leading the way.

  19. GG on October 1, 2021 at 8:08 am

    ☺️😊🙂😃👍👏👏👏
    Me gusta!!! Una opción para nuestro planeta 😃😃☺️

  20. mahsa sabour on October 1, 2021 at 8:09 am

    I wish countries like China one day will be interested to do so!

  21. Living Life Simply on October 1, 2021 at 8:09 am

    This is such a good idea. I’d love to do this and spin them into yarn balls so I can recreate a new sweater again.

  22. Penney Burgess on October 1, 2021 at 8:09 am

    There should be a factory in every major city in the world. It would help reduce a monstrous amount of waste and create so many jobs.
    It’s a world necessity.

  23. torkko50 on October 1, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Can the fibers be purchased for weaving? Love this idea!

  24. Antoinette Markarian on October 1, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Que bacan! 😊🙏♥️

  25. Paula Flavell on October 1, 2021 at 8:13 am

    This is fantastic. The way forward.

  26. Noeraldin Kabam on October 1, 2021 at 8:15 am

    They are talking about natural fibers. Not nylon and lycra etc. The stuff most people buy.

  27. Florian Huret on October 1, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Qui résumé ??

  28. Khireya Alkiani on October 1, 2021 at 8:16 am

    مجهود مبارك 💜🌸

  29. dpka Pmr on October 1, 2021 at 8:18 am

    but what about the cleaning residue and environment in such process

  30. seaglass sparkles on October 1, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Shouldn’t the lady pulling the “final result” off the conveyor after washing, shredding and drying be wearing a mask? You’d think fine particulate matter could be breathed in?

  31. Aka Konoha on October 1, 2021 at 8:21 am

    They should also look into making them into t-shirt yarn. A lot of knitters & crocheters use them , they make excellent durable rugs.

  32. carlos Pereira on October 1, 2021 at 8:21 am

    😍👏Fantastic recycle! We love.🌎

  33. prajac on October 1, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Wow. This is what I have been praying for. I knew it was possible. I just hope it becomes globally adopted

  34. 최자연 on October 1, 2021 at 8:23 am

    What is the name of this company ☺️😊

  35. Christine Decker on October 1, 2021 at 8:26 am

    All those clothes should be sent to third world countries.

  36. Ai on October 1, 2021 at 8:28 am

    I wish I can start this in Indonesia 🇮🇩

  37. Anna Cama on October 1, 2021 at 8:29 am

    But I thought sheeps need their wool to be sheared anyway? Or is it the scale of shearing the sheep that is problematic

  38. Darlene Mahaven on October 1, 2021 at 8:30 am

    I think this is awesome

  39. Ted Kord on October 1, 2021 at 8:30 am

    But what about the water needed to do all of this? The would is running out of fresh water…unless…if its not fresh water that’s being used…

  40. Liseth River on October 1, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Amazing!!! I love what they’re doing! I just can’t wait to visit Prato in Italy 🤩🤩🤩

  41. Jung Ja Lee on October 1, 2021 at 8:30 am

    To begin with it would be better to educate not to waste at home and at school. This video doesn’t tell us how much the clothes from recycled clothes cost. Making clothes from recycled materials must be a lot more expensive. Collecting clothes from all over the world, sorting by color and material, washing, etc. involves extra cost. Thus, recycled clothes may work for the high-end industry for the affluent? I wish this is a sustainable business.

  42. Shesd'LifiSufrin'Baeb on October 1, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Incredible!!!! Makes me want to get involved!!!

  43. Queenbee Dat on October 1, 2021 at 8:34 am

    I LOVE this idea. It’s brilliant.

  44. Mahalakshmi Mahalakshmi on October 1, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Very good job recycling waste clothes really great you guys are saving earth

  45. Mari Garcia Garcia on October 1, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Woo maravilloso 👍

  46. Lisa PianoCoverCollection on October 1, 2021 at 8:42 am

    This is smart.
    😲 i’m seeing fabric reducing into soft cotton….
    It can be reuse by turning them back into yarns, or etc.

  47. LibraGirl on October 1, 2021 at 8:44 am

    I have a sneaking suspicion the newly recycled clothes are not priced for the every day person.

  48. December on October 1, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Bravo!

  49. Sue M on October 1, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Wait. Most of those fabrics are cottons and not wools. So stop calling them wool. Wool grows naturally. There is no burden much like you growing hair. How hard is that? We need more natural fibers and not less.

  50. C on October 1, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Awesome idea!!

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