Worn Again has a unique heritage in designing out waste. Starting with footwear made from recycled materials in 2005, which led to the ‘upcycling’ of corporate textiles, turning waste materials like end of use uniforms into desirable products such as hand bags from Virgin Atlantic airline seat covers and Train Manager’s bags for Eurostar’s staff.
But that wasn’t enough. We have continuously sought out bigger, better solutions to the challenges of textile waste and after years of experimentation, realized the solution was technology based. Not just being able to recycle textiles as textiles, but being able to recapture and recycle the original raw materials that go into making them.
(Worn Again no longer produces upcycled products but here is our product history for those who’d like to reminisce.)