Recycled jean: property comparison to standard jean

Tamsin Borman, Danmei Sun

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Within the fashion industry sustainability is a hot topic, however the idea of recycling unwanted clothing into new is one that isn’t being explored as intensively as other areas. This study brings to light the valuable source that is recycled cotton fibres and to explore ways in which consumers can be made more aware of these garments. Fabrics from two pairs of jeans, one made of standard cotton fibre and the other made of recycled cotton, have been studied. Their mechanical properties were studied and comparisons were made to identify the quality of the recycled cotton fibres as sustainable alternative to standard cotton fibres.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1000136
JournalJournal of Fashion Technology and Textile Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2016


  • cotton
  • recycling
  • mechanical property


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