According to Steve Lister, CEO of Martex, “We continue to see strong demand and opportunities for our recycled textile products. The products we are delivering today support sustainability and cost efficiency efforts across our supply chain and a multitude of markets, which is critical in today’s business climate. We have some great new innovations in the pipeline and look forward to their rollout in the near future.”
Martex is known for its collection of textile waste clippings and selvages from apparel and upholstery manufacturers in the U.S. and Central America. With large collection and processing facilities in Central America, Spartanburg, SC, and Brownsville, TX, fabrics are deconstructed and fibers blended into a variety of custom fiber mixes that can be put back into industrial processes such as blowing, garnetting, airlay, needlepunch and spunlace. Many of the recycled fiber applications serve as inputs for manufacturers throughout the Americas, supporting automotive, bedding, nonwoven and furniture markets. Another use for cotton apparel waste is refiberization for yarn spinning. Martex takes the fiber full circle, creating ECO2cotton yarns which are spun domestically in its Jimtex Yarns facility, located in Lincolnton, GA, for many apparel applications as well as home furnishings.