Prato: Italy’s “textile town” heralded as the birthplace of textile recycling

The recycling of used clothes has been around for centuries in the Italian city of Prato, which has earned itself the title of “textile town”. Famous for its textile district, which represents about 3% of European textile production, Prato has been recycling wool since the mid-19th century, adopting such techniques long before it was coined the “circular economy”. The local tradition includes “regenerated carded wool”, … Continue reading Prato: Italy’s “textile town” heralded as the birthplace of textile recycling