The WTiN Podcast

BlockTexx

January 22, 2021 Graham Ros Season 7 Episode 1
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BlockTexx
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The WTiN Podcast
BlockTexx
Jan 22, 2021 Season 7 Episode 1
Graham Ros

For this next mini-series of The WTiN Podcast, we talk to organisations about the topic of textile recycling. This is one of the most important solutions to the industry’s waste and sustainability problems. So tune in to learn about new industry initiatives to create circular fashion, upcoming textile recovery technologies, how best to communicate sustainability to consumers. and much more.

In this first episode we speak to Graham Ross, co-founder of the textile recovery technology company BlockTexx.

Founded in 2018 by Ross and his co-founder, Adrian Jones, BlockTexx has developed its own proprietary technology that separates polyester and cotton materials such as clothes, sheets and towels of any colour or condition and turns them back into their high-value raw materials of PET and cellulose. These can then be reused as new products for all industries.

In this episode, Ross talks about the chemical recycling process that he and Jones have developed, how the Covid-19 pandemic has allowed them to further optimise their technology and model, and how the team hopes to have a commercial plant up and running by the end of the year. What’s more, he explains how the industry needs to start taking action instead of only talking about sustainability, and how this will encourage new conversations among manufacturers, brands and investors to get the ball rolling. 

Show Notes

For this next mini-series of The WTiN Podcast, we talk to organisations about the topic of textile recycling. This is one of the most important solutions to the industry’s waste and sustainability problems. So tune in to learn about new industry initiatives to create circular fashion, upcoming textile recovery technologies, how best to communicate sustainability to consumers. and much more.

In this first episode we speak to Graham Ross, co-founder of the textile recovery technology company BlockTexx.

Founded in 2018 by Ross and his co-founder, Adrian Jones, BlockTexx has developed its own proprietary technology that separates polyester and cotton materials such as clothes, sheets and towels of any colour or condition and turns them back into their high-value raw materials of PET and cellulose. These can then be reused as new products for all industries.

In this episode, Ross talks about the chemical recycling process that he and Jones have developed, how the Covid-19 pandemic has allowed them to further optimise their technology and model, and how the team hopes to have a commercial plant up and running by the end of the year. What’s more, he explains how the industry needs to start taking action instead of only talking about sustainability, and how this will encourage new conversations among manufacturers, brands and investors to get the ball rolling.