7 Aug 2020

Kiwi fashion brand to recycle old garments

From Morning Report, 8:53 am on 7 August 2020

A Wellington fashion brand is embarking on recycling its products - when they reach the end of their wearable life - into new fabric.

Little Yellow Bird is aiming to 'close the loop' on its supply chain by sending 1,000 kilos of wornout clothes to Europe to be recycled.

The used garments will be broken down into a pulp which is blended into a new yarn and woven back into new textiles.

Samantha Jones is the founder of Little Yellow Bird.